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Emory University Early Western History Socrates Paper

Emory University Early Western History Socrates Paper

Question Description

Section I

Directions: Be able to identify each of the people/objects/places/terms/events below. In a short answer, explain why are they significant and how they influenced Early Western History?

  1. Socrates
  2. The Republic
  3. Aristophanes
  4. Cimon
  5. Herodotus
  6. Hoplite
  7. Thermopylae
  8. Mytilene
  9. Ostraca
  10. The Troads
  11. The Pythia
  12. Doric
  13. Fertile Crescent
  14. Marathon
  15. Arētē
  16. Helots
  17. Magnae Graecia
  18. The Parthenon
  19. Alcibiades
  20. Alexandria

Section II

Directions: Be prepared to answer the following questions. Answer the question completely and include some discussion of primary sources, where appropriate, to support your answer.

  • 1. How did the geographic landscape of the Greeks influence their society?
    2. Discuss the importance of Greek drama on our understanding of events and politics during the Golden Age of Athens.
    3. Discuss the importance of the hoplite.
    4. Do you think Periclean Athens can be considered a Golden Age?
    5. Explain the concept of arētē as portrayed in the Iliad and how it shaped Greek culture.?
    6. How did Alexander the Great’s conquests alter the political and cultural landscape of the Afro-Eurasian world? Was he truly ‘Great’?
  • 7. Discuss the major philosophies developing in Greece.
    8. Describe the development of democracy in Athens and the problems of imperialism.

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