Finals Prep

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!

Terms:

Universalism

Relativity

Metaphysics

Prehistory

Paleolithic

Mesolithic

Neolithic

Hellenic

Hellenistic

Naturalism

Canon

Doric

Ionic

Contrapposto

Humanism

Atomism

Secularism

Sophists

Socrates/Plato

Dialectic

Essence/Idea (Plato)

Socratic method

Amphitheater

Second Style

Fourth Style

Linear Perspective

Augustus

Pax Romana

Constantine

Byzantine Empire

Barrel/groin vault

Icon

Iconoclasm

Medieval

Illuminations

Gothic

Paganism

St. Augustine

Texts:

Gilgamesh

“The Evolution of the Greek Mind” – Tarnas

Oedipus Rex – Sophocles

Poetics excerpt – Aristotle

Antigone – Sophocles

Plato’s dialogues:

Euthyphro

The Apology

Meno

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

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