Read (1) Turner, Chapter; 2.2; 2.3; 2.4; 2.6 (pages 36-43, 49-53); (2) The following selections on Blackboard: (a) Hesiod: Works and Days; (b) Homer: Iliad

On CUNY Commons site: Lecture 9-Dark Age and Archaic Greece

Lecture 10-Homer

THEN, answer the following questions with a one or two sentence response to each question:

1) Compare the Greek gods in the Iliad to the Mesopotamian gods in The Epic of Gilgamesh. How are they similar/different?

2) What personal attributes or qualities do the Homeric heroes seem to admire?type answer here

3) What advice did the poet Hesiod give his brother Perses? What did Hesiod seem to value most in life?

4) What is arete? What role did competition play in Greek public life?