The information here matches the outline I provided to you in class – it includes all of the major terms you should know, the texts we’ve studied, and the art units from the course. Here, I’ve provided you with links to each post for the art slides, that way you don’t have to click back through the whole blog to locate them.
Consider that just remembering definitions and details of the text, while useful for some questions, will not be as important as understanding how all of those terms/concepts apply to the sources we’ve studied, both literary and visual – and how the texts/concepts relate to one another as a historical narrative.
Your test will consist of: approximately 10 slide identifications (title, artist, and aesthetic movement); several open-response questions about course concepts or excerpted lines from texts; and a long essay, which should contain a unique thesis and specific examples to support the thesis.
Click below for the list of material!
“The Evolution of the Greek Mind” – Tarnas
Oedipus Rex – Sophocles
Poetics excerpt – Aristotle
Antigone – Sophocles
The Allegory of the Cave
The Metamorphoses – Ovid (Books I and XIV)
“Christianity” and “Dante” – Tarnas
The Bible – Genesis 6-9
The Koran (Flood Narrative)
+Ovid and Gilgamesh flood excerpts
The Inferno – Dante Alighieri
Artwork: (Know titles, aesthetic movement, and artist where applicable)
-Prehistoric Art: https://humanitiesartlit.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/9/
-Greek Art: https://humanitiesartlit.wordpress.com/2011/10/18/greek-art-slides/
-Roman Art: https://humanitiesartlit.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/roman-art/
-Early Christian and Byzantine Art: https://humanitiesartlit.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/byzantine-art/
-Medieval and Gothic Art: ***will update after we cover this presentation
***If we have time:
The Seventh Seal (Film – Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
Rumi – Selected Poetry