Epic as Human-Cultural Identity Odyssey – Homer 3-36

   answer each question thoroughly with between 1-2 paragraphs as needed to explain your position (NOTE: a proper paragraph is at least 5-7 full sentences)

Epic as Human-Cultural Identity

Odyssey – Homer   3-36

1. What do you think the Homeric type of man as Odysseus (Ulysses) in comparison to Socrates? Explain.

The Sacred Bible – attributed to Moses 37-94

2. What do you think the Mosaic type of man as Abraham in comparison to Euthyphro? Explain.

Section II: Ancient Philosophy as Basis of Western Thought

Euthyphro – Socrates & Plato 95-118; 151-160

3. What do you think of Euthyphro’s attempt to define ‘holy’ or ‘piety’? Explain.

Apology – Socrates & Plato

4. What do you think of the importance of the Oracle at Delphi and Socrates’ claim? Explain.

Laws – Plato

5. What do you think of the concept of ‘tyrant’ and what are its constituent parts? Explain.

Physics – Aristotle 167-213

6. What do you think of Aristotle’s concept of ‘nature’? Explain.

On the Soul – Aristotle

7. What do you think of Aristotle’s concepts of ‘soul’ and ‘thought’? Explain.

Metaphysics – Aristotle

8. What do you think of Aristotle’s statement “All men by nature desire to know” in relation to God? Explain.

Principal Doctrines – Epicurus 215-218

9. What do you think of Epicurus’ citation #’s 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 20, 24, 31, 32 & 33? Explain.

Enchiridion – Epictetus 219-228

10. What do you think of Epictetus’ citation #’s 1, 5, 13, 15, 17, 29 & 33? Explain.

Enneads – Plotinus  229-242

What do you think of Plotinus’ ideas on ‘Beauty”? Explain.