[Revised December 6, 2017]

FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE


PART I--ID'S

AESCHYLUS, AGAMEMNON, PROMETHEUS BOUND, SOPHOCLES, OEDIPUS REX, PHILOCTETES, EURIPIDES, ALCESTIS, ANDROMACHE

THEMISTOCLES, ARISTIDES, DELIAN LEAGUE, CIMON, PERICLES, (ASPASIA), (ANAXAGORAS), ARCHIDAMUS, MEGARIAN DECREES, CLEON, MYTILENE, NICIAS, ALCIBIADES, ARGINUSAE, MELOS

THALES, (PARMENIDES), (HERACLITU)S, SOPHISTS, SOCRATES, PLATO, (MENO), (THE REPUBLIC), ARISTOTLE, (TELOS), (NICOMACHEAN ETHICS), (ARETE), DIOGENES, STOICISM, EPICUREANISM

CRITIAS, THERAMENES, AGESILAOS, EPAMINONDAS, PELOPIDAS, DEMOSTHENES

PHILIP OF MACEDON, OLYMPIAS, CHAERONEA, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, BUCEPHALUS, (GRANICUS), (ISSUS), (GAUGAMELA), TYRE, (ROXANNE), (OECUMENE), HELLENISTIC AGE, KOINE, (EUCLID), (ARCHIMEDES)


PART II—ESSAYS

1. (Aeschylus, Sophocles, or Euripides) is the greatest of the Greek playwrights. Comment.

2.  The story of Athens in the 5th century BC (especially from the end of the Persian war in 479 BC until the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC) has both tragic elements and the elements of a real tragedy, elements that show forth particularly clearly in the pages of Thucydides. Comment.

3. While the Greeks made contributions in many areas, the development of philosophy was perhaps their most important contribution to subsequent civilization.  Comment.

4. For all their supposed love of freedom, the Greeks in the period following the Peloponnesian war did not behave in a manner at all appropriate to free men, and it is not surprising that the Greeks soon lost their freedom.  Comment.

5. Philip of Macedon and his son Alexander both in some ways deserve the title "the great," if we understand “great” as meaning simply important.  But were either of them “great” in any other sense?  Perhaps—or perhaps not.   Comment.