Flashcards in World Literature 1 Finak Deck (51)
Epic of Gilgamesh
Unknown (oral stories passed down)
The Bhagavad Gita
Muhammad (inspired by God)
Song of Roland
Thousand and One Nights
Many unknown authors
The Cantebury Tales
What is considered apocalyptic writing and why?
Writings of revelation. Authors wrote about what they pictured the end times would look like
What are some examples of prophetic works in the Bible?
Isiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations, and Daniel
What are some poetic books in the Bible?
What is the origin of Gilgamesh?
Sumerian legends and poems
Mistake or miscalculation
Change of fortune or reversal
Discovery or recognition
How did Oedipus become King of Thebes?
By solving the sphinx riddle
Achilles lineage? Why is it important? What does it tell us about Achilles?
His is the son of nymph Thetis and the mortal King Peleus. He is a Demi-god (half man, half God)
Greek word for goat
What is Tiresias infirmity? Why is this ironic?
A prophecy that Oedipus would kill his own father. Oedipus tries to avoid this and not make it happen but ends up killing his father without knowing
What are some characters of Medea?