Please see questions attached for Literature assignment:Chaereas and CallirhoeThe Novel in Antiquity Thomas Hagg – the Literary Pedigree of the Novel
Please see questions attached for Literature assignment: Chaereas and Callirhoe The Novel in Antiquity Thomas Hagg – the Literary Pedigree of the Novel
LEHMAN COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LIETERATURES LEH352 – The Ancient Romance Fall 2020 Instructor: Mark Murphy Chapter III: The Social Background and the First Readers of the Novel ID Quiz 1. In which of the five periods of Greek history set forth in his book does Tomas Hägg situate the origins of the new literary genre called the novel? What are the beginning and end dates of this period? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ 2. In terms of political organization and governance, in what fundamental way does the Greek world of the Classical Period differ from that of the Hellenistic Period? ___________________________________________________________________________ 3. Which socio-economic stratum of Hellenistic cities is of greatest import for the development of the novel? ___________________________________________________________________________ 4. The post-Classical world of the Hellenistic Period “was widened”, especially in terms of increased opportunities for trade and commerce. What illicit activity made it a dangerous business to pursue such lucrative opportunities? ___________________________________________________________________________ 5. What Greek-looking word signifies “the fusion of religions”? ___________________________________________________________________________ 6. A mystery religion promised among other things a better life after death. ____ True ____ False 7. Ben Edwin Perry maintains that “epic and novel are one and the same genre” but appealing to different societies. According to this way of thinking, what sort of society does the novel reflect and cater to? ___________________________________________________________________________ 8. According to B. P. Reardon, the novel may be regarded as “the myth of late Hellenism”. What is the theme of this myth? ___________________________________________________________________________ 9. Name three groups of people who, according to Hägg, were attracted to the “easy entertainment”, “romanticism”, and “idealism” offered by the novel? ________________________ ________________________ _________________________ 10. What form of publication succeeded the papyrus scroll and was used frequently for the Novel and early Christian writings? ___________________________________________________________________________ 11. Hägg tentatively concludes that the early audience for the novel was predominantly female. ____ True ____ False 12. According to Hägg, the first surviving novels were aimed at what people who lived where? ____________________________________ ______________________________________ 13. What two artistic traditions, according to Hägg citing Murray and Gombrich, combine to free authors to compose their Greek novels in prose rather than verse? ___________________________________________________________________________ 14. According to Merkelbach, the externals of the early novels –“separation, wanderings, trials, apparent deaths, and final reunion of the two lovers”– reflect the myth of what two Egyptian deities? ____________________________________ ______________________________________ 15. What are the two causes advanced by Hägg of the Greek cultural revival of the Imperial Period known as the ‘Second Sophistic’? ___________________________________________________________________________ 16. What did the original sophists teach? What did the “new” sophists teach? ____________________________________ ______________________________________ 17. These “new” sophists toured the Greek-speaking world putting on performances. What did their performances consist of? ___________________________________________________________________________ 18. What was the main difference of purpose between rhetoric as practiced during the Second Sophistic and the same practiced during the Classical Period in the Greek city-states and in republican Rome? ___________________________________________________________________________ 19. “‘Rhetoric’ was as necessary and prestigious a part of a good education as the ‘humanities’ were until recently in our own educational tradition.” Not a question; just a quoted observation from Hägg. Everyone gets a point! 20. What did the Greeks call the new form of expression we call ‘prose’ (there are two terms)? (See the relevant PP presentation.) _____________________________________ _____________________________________
Please see questions attached for Literature assignment: Chaereas and Callirhoe The Novel in Antiquity Thomas Hagg – the Literary Pedigree of the Novel
LEHMAN COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LIETERATURES LEH352 – The Ancient Romance Fall 2020 Instructor: Mark Murphy Chapter IV: The Literary Pedigree of the Novel ID Quiz 1. According to Erwin Rohde the Greek novel was an offshoot of two forms of literary production. What were they? From what period of Greek history? What are the beginning and end dates of this period of Greek history? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ 2. According to Eduard Schwartz the Greek novel developed out of what literary genre? _____________________________________ 3. According to “our” author, Tomas Hägg, the novel is the heir of what literary genre? _____________________________________ 4. Again, according to “our” author, Tomas Hägg, what epic poem is the prototype of the Greek novel? _____________________________________ 5. What was the earliest Greek literary genre to be composed in prose, not verse? _____________________________________ 6. For the Greeks, ‘history’ was understood to be the opposite of ‘myth’. ____ True ____ False 7. What is the name of the ‘Father of History’ (for some, the ‘Father of Lies’)? _____________________________________ 8. What is the name of this historiographer’s magnum opus? _____________________________________ 9. What is the subject matter of this same work? ___________________________________________________________________________ 10. The Alexander Romance is an example of what type of Greek novel? _____________________________________ 11. The ancient genre of biography was understood to be a factual account of a person’s life. ____ True ____ False 12. What was a likely source of the fantastic tales of travel and adventure that made up the genre known as Reisefabulistik? ___________________________________________________________________________ 13. What real-world event provided fodder for these sorts of stories? ___________________________________________________________________________ 14. Where was Thule? ___________________________________________________________________________ 15. The erotic poetry of the Hellenistic period no longer drew upon the myths of the Archaic and Classical periods. What, then, was the source of the subject-matter of this type of verse? ___________________________________________________________________________ 16. Callimachus is one of the best known of the Alexandrian poets who fashioned the “short, precious poems favored by contemporary taste”. Why are these poets called ‘Alexandrian’? ___________________________________________________________________________ 17. What’s the name of the epic poem composed during this period? What’s the name of the author? _____________________________________ _____________________________________ 18. What type of local legends in particular furnished both Alexandrian poets and early novelists with subject-matter for their works? ___________________________________________________________________________ 19. In antiquity there was no special term for what we call the ‘novel’. ____ True ____ False 20. What did the Greeks call the new form of expression we call ‘prose’ (there are two terms)? (See the relevant PP presentation.) _____________________________________ _____________________________________




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