FINAL Tarnas! “Socrates” and “The Platonic Hero”

At last! We’ve reached the end of our sojourn through Tarnas’s chapter. Excellent debate today in class – and I hope the significance of (and controversy about) the ideas of these sections allow you to look past Tarnas’s writing style. (By the way, if you look to the painting at the site’s heading, Plato is the middle guy, red robes, pointing upwards.)

Terms and questions below! (Due Monday.)

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Greek Art Slides

Posted here is the PowerPoint presentation for the Hellenic and Hellenistic artwork we studied, as well as the class handout:

Hellenic / Hellenistic Art

Greek Art Slide List / Terms

…And the diagram of Doric and Ionic orders:


YOUR SLIDE COMPARISON QUIZ for Greek Art is Thursday, October 20. Remember, the stakes are higher this time – no notes!

Online Resource for Writing/MLA

I briefly mentioned in class that there is a GREAT website to help with writing woes – for this paper or in your future. Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) helps with grammar and writing basics – AND provides extensive explanations/examples of the MLA format.



Bookmark it and save it forever!

Aristotle citation

MLA Citation for your version of Aristotle’s Poetics:

Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S.H. Butcher.                                <;

This is an online copy of a text that’s in the public domain, so a lot of the typical MLA information (esp. for publication and copyright) is not available or does not apply. This doesn’t mean you can leave it out of your other citations, though!

This post doesn’t allow for the formatting, but be sure you use a “hanging indent” on all citations if the information runs from one line to the next. (Ex. Here, the web address should be indented further than the first line, because I need two lines for it to fit.)

If you have more than one source on your Works Cited page, remember to arrange them in alphabetical order, too!

Critiques – Humanity in a World “Full of Gods”

It’s that time! Here are the details for your first critiques of the semester, including potential topics, basic requirements, and some helpful hints to consider while you work on your thesis statement.

Download the Word Document (identical to class handouts) below:

Critique – Gilgamesh/Sophocles

View the the rest of this post to see the web version of these documents.

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