World Literature Exam 1

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the guiding principle of proper human conduct, prescribed program at sacred duty, the basis for the social and moral order of the world
The preserver
The destroyer
The creator
ancient indian word for divine will. It is the collective will of the gods.
hindu’s primary sculpture of few books of sacred hymns
Situ is the avatar for which spouse of Vishnu??
Homosocial Bond
the intense personal bond between men. Ex. Gilgamesh and Endiku share this.
Mesopotamian goddess of love, fertility, and war
Grantas (Qualities of a Roman Hero)
seriousness of purpose and devotion to duty
Pietas (Qualities of a Roman Hero)
Devotion to the gods of rome
Fugalitas (Qualities of a Roman Hero)
Idealizing of the simple life free from distractions of vanity
Anachronism (Literary Strategies)
out of time, out of place
Amplification (Literary Strategies)
rhetorical device used to emphasize intensity, or enlarge elaborations with details. Ex: Homers description of Achillies Shield
Apostrophe (literary Strategies)
when a speaker turns directly to address an absent person
to adopt or alter a pattern or style. Romans appropriate greeks stones in 4 major ways
Changing Greek names to romans and reflecting romans attitude towards war.
romans insisted in trying real names and myths to specific places on certain dates. Romans were proud of their history.
changing the myth to reflect a particular and linear universe directed at one. the subjection of all the eorlf to roman laws and views
Roman Empire
founded in 753 BC
written 10 years after the fall of troy and was written in 20 BC
Heroic Code
ancient ideal of excellence to which all aristocratic male members. involves courage, heroism in Battle, complete loyalty, wisdom, and strength
is the sense of responsibility
overwhelming pride or insolence that results in the misfortune of the protagonist.
individual glory
greek word for “ruin”or “falling” it is the clouding of the mind results from excessive pride.
Devices used in Epic Poetry
-Statement of the Theme
-in media res- in the middle of things
-Catalogues of warriors, armies, and ships
-extended formal speeches by the main character
-invocation of the muse
-Describing a Simile in 2-14 lines
Greek Concept of Fate
Gods do not dictate human destiny, humans determine their own fate.
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