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Epic of Gilgamesh

Unknown (oral stories passed down)

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The Iliad

Homer

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Oedipus

Sophocles

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Medea

Euripides

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The Aeneid

Virgil

5

The Bhagavad Gita

Unknown

6

Christian Bible

Many authors

7

The Quaran

Muhammad (inspired by God)

8

Beowulf

Unknown

9

Song of Roland

Unknown

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Divine Comedy

Dante Aligheri

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Thousand and One Nights

Many unknown authors

12

The Cantebury Tales

Geoffrey Chaucer

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The Prince

Machiavelli

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Don Quixote

Cervantes

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Hamlet

Shakespeare

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What is considered apocalyptic writing and why?

Writings of revelation. Authors wrote about what they pictured the end times would look like

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What are some examples of prophetic works in the Bible?

Isiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Lamentations, and Daniel

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What are some poetic books in the Bible?

Psalms

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What is the origin of Gilgamesh?

Sumerian legends and poems

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Define hybris

Excessive pride

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Define Hamartia

Mistake or miscalculation

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Define peripeteia

Change of fortune or reversal

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Anagnorisis

Discovery or recognition

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How did Oedipus become King of Thebes?

By solving the sphinx riddle

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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)

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Define tragos

Greek word for goat

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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

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What are some characters of Medea?

Revengeful, mad,

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Characteristics of Aristolean drama?

1. Must provide a catharsis
2. Hero must be of high social status
3. Hamartia, peripeta, anagnorisis, hubris