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Choose a work of ancient literature from the following: the mahabharata/ramayana/the bhagavad gita/ the jataka/ kalidasa/ pancatantra or kabir.

You will create and submit a 12-slide PowerPoint presentation in which you explain parallels
between a work of ancient literature and a contemporary book, graphic novel, cinema, TV,
music, game.
Choose a work of ancient literature from the following: The Mahabharata/Ramayana/The Bhagavad Gita/ The Jataka/ Kalidasa/ Pancatantra or Kabir.
Your presentation must include movie/TV/game/music clips, or excerpts of comic
books or prose.
Your last slide MUST present evidence of your scholarly research (Works
Cited).

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Summarize the main purpose/message of the work.

1) Title page. (Your Name, Paper Title, Class, Instructor’s Name, Date).
2) Introduction. Why did you pick your book? What is the main idea of this paper? Include a clear thesis sentence. (¼-½ page)
3) Historical Background. What we know about author, the time and provenance of writing? What do we know about the social setting and reason for writing? (For some books, we don’t know much, but try to mention the options for author and social setting and which option you prefer and why.) (at least 1 page)
4) Main purpose/themes. Summarize the main purpose/message of the work. (½ page)
5) Sub-themes. Explain two or three distinctive themes of the work. Focus your paper here, writing at least 1 page per theme. (at least 2-3 pages)
6) Application and Conclusion. How is this book relevant for believers today (contemporary context)? (at least 1 page)
7) Bibliography of cited resources (including class materials). The paper must use at least five resources including Collins Short Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, the course lectures, the appropriate article(s) from the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (in Canvas Files), and two other resources of your choice (see course contract for guidelines on sources). Other sources may be obtained from the bibliography listed at the end of each chapter of your textbook, or by examining commentaries found in libraries available to you. The Bible is not a resource, should not be listed in your bibliography, and should not be quoted at length.
-attached is the grading rubric

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What are the differences?

For this response, write 250+ words comparing and contrasting ancient Greek symposium AS DESCRIBED BY XENOPHON IN HIS ANCIENT TEXT CALLED THE SYMPOSIUM and modern American frat parties. How do the components / sequence of events compare? Who gets to participate? What types of things happen? What are the similarities? What are the differences?

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What do you think about the way the issues were resolved?

1. Outline the major events in the life of Jesus as described in the gospels.
2. Why Was Paul so significant to the early church?
3. What issues were discussed and resolved in the ecumenical councils? What do you think about the way the issues were resolved?
4. What are the core teachings of Jesus in the four gospels?

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Course: western humanities – ancient

Course: Western Humanities – Ancient
I am unable to see my classmates’ posts until I post my initial. Once you have uploaded my initial post and I put it into the discussion post. I will look through my classmates and choose two. I will pay for 200 words for my initial, and since each classmate’s post is a minimum of 100 words I will pay for additional 300 words; 150 words for each classmate’s. I will keep this order open until both classmates’ posts have been up replied to and uploaded.
You can choose one of the two questions the professor provided to write about
Thank you, Geoffery!

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Include a point-by-point or block structure paper outline.

Compare and contrast the character of Pan in Browning’s “A Musical Instrument” with Pan in the Greek myth.
Contain four to five paragraphs that include
An introduction with a clear and effective thesis.
Two to three body paragraphs with claims, supporting examples and evidence, and analysis.
A conclusion that restates the thesis and summarizes the essay’s main points.Use a clear pattern of organization. Include a Point-by-Point or Block Structure paper outline.

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Explain the following (from bhagavad gita):

Five questions requiring short answers (8 sentences minimum). Each question is 10 points.
Explain the following (from Bhagavad Gita):
‘Non-being cannot come to be,
nor can what is come to be not.
The certainty of these sayings
is known by seers of the truth.’
Explain the following (from Bhagavad Gita):
‘Someone who has abandoned worn-out garments
sets out to clothe himself in brand-new raiment;
just so, when it has cast off warn-out bodies,
the embodied one will encounter others. ‘
Explain how the epic elements such as concept of divine intervention, glory of war, and concept of fate are used in The Mahabharata. Give examples for each.
Explain the common themes between Ramayana and Mahabharata. Give examples for each.
We have studied the concept of Hero’s journey in The Ramayana and Sir Gawain an The Green Knight. Explain by giving examples how “Call to Adventure”; “Supernatural Aid”; and “The Woman as a Temptress” are present in both the ancient works.

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You can choose one of the two questions the professor provided to write about

Course: Western Humanities – Ancient
I am unable to see my classmates’ posts until I post my initial. Once you have uploaded my initial post and I put it into the discussion post. I will look through my classmates and choose two. I will pay for 200 words for my initial, and since each classmate’s post is a minimum of 100 words I will pay for additional 300 words; 150 words for each classmate’s. I will keep this order open until both classmates’ posts have been up replied to and uploaded.
You can choose one of the two questions the professor provided to write about
Thank you, Geoffery!

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Explain the following (from bhagavad gita):

Five questions requiring short answers (8 sentences minimum). Each question is 10 points.
Explain the following (from Bhagavad Gita):
‘Non-being cannot come to be,
nor can what is come to be not.
The certainty of these sayings
is known by seers of the truth.’
Explain the following (from Bhagavad Gita):
‘Someone who has abandoned worn-out garments
sets out to clothe himself in brand-new raiment;
just so, when it has cast off warn-out bodies,
the embodied one will encounter others. ‘
Explain how the epic elements such as concept of divine intervention, glory of war, and concept of fate are used in The Mahabharata. Give examples for each.
Explain the common themes between Ramayana and Mahabharata. Give examples for each.
We have studied the concept of Hero’s journey in The Ramayana and Sir Gawain an The Green Knight. Explain by giving examples how “Call to Adventure”; “Supernatural Aid”; and “The Woman as a Temptress” are present in both the ancient works.

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Discuss with specific references to the appropriate work any three of the following items in essays of about 500 words, more if you wish or as you consider appropriate.

Discuss with specific references to the appropriate work any three of the following items in essays of about 500 words, more if you wish or as you consider appropriate. (Do not count words!) Number each item as indicated below.
N.B.: YOU MUST WRITE ONE ESSAY ON THE SUPPLIANTS, ONE ON THE
XERXES, AND ONE ON DIE ZAUBERFLŐTE.
1. Aeschylus on the importance of radical democratic process in his play, the Suppliant Women (this one)
2. Aeschylus on valuing essential likeness in accidental difference in his Suppliant Women
3. The significance of West and East Atossa’s dream in Aeschylus’s Persians; how this symbolically relates to the two wars with Persia (this one)
4. The Athenian view of Persian opulence and how this emerges in the Persians; why Aeschylus chooses to make this argument
5. The role of the three ladies and the three bearded boys in Die Zauberflöte (This one)
6. Triads, trials, and triangular relationships in Die Zauberflöte; as many as you can identify and what they signify in daily life
For each essay, here’s a suggested format:
-Introduction: Briefly introduce the topic
-Body: discuss in-depth the main idea of the topic
-Conclusion: summary of info, your thoughts
1. Aeschylus on the importance of radical democratic process in his play, the Suppliant Women:
Introduction:
-Aeschylus, (born 525/524—died 456/455 BC, Gela, Sicily), Greek tragic dramatist.
-This is the first and only surviving play of a trilogy probably put on in 463.
-It was long believed by scholars that Suppliants (Greek Hiketides; Latin Supplices) was one of Aeschylus’ earliest plays because of its archaic structure; its chorus, representing the daughters of Danaus (the Danaïds), takes the leading role in the action. (you could mention all of this, but I think just mentioning that it was one of his earliest plays is good)
-Discuss very briefly the context of the play and transition into speaking about radical democratic process
Body:
-Discuss what radical democratic process is more in-depth
-Include a specific reference in the body at some point
-Once you’ve mentioned what it is, then speak about it’s importance relative to Aeschylus
Conclusion:
-You can mention some more thoughts about radical democratic process
-Try to make the conclusion’s focus more so on your thoughts
-Conclusion doesn’t need to be lengthy, just somewhat of a summary on what you’ve mentioned up to this point
3.The significance of West and East Atossa’s dream in Aeschylus’s Persians; how this symbolically relates to the two wars with Persia
Introduction:
-Mention the play and its context
-Mention West and East Atossa’s dream briefly
-Transition to speaking more in-depth about it
Body:
-Speak more in-depth about the dream
-Speak to how it symbolically relates to the two wars with Persia
Conclusion:
-Summary of info
-Provide your thoughts
5. The role of the three ladies and the three bearded boys in Die Zauberflöte
Introduction:
-Introduce the writer of the play
-Context of the play
-Transition to body
Body:
-Speak about the role of the three ladies
-Followed by the role of the three bearded boys
Conclusion:
-Summary of info
-Your thoughts