HUMANITIES 201    The Ancient World to the         Medieval Era
IMPORTANT TERMSMythology/Myth  Not an accusation  Not a synonym for “fiction”      Please be respectful of what we are...
ANOTHER IMPORTANT TERM:ARCHETYPES               symbolic patterns               used and repeated             throughout t...
LITERARY ARCHETYPES Quests Flood Descent   to underworld Ascent to heaven Initiation Scapegoat Sacrifice Foundatio...
MESOPOTAMIA“THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION”SUMERIANS, BABYLONIANS, ASSYRIANS AND AKKADIANS
EGYPT
ANCIENTHEBREWS
INDIA
GREECE
ROME
(MOSTLY SKIPPING THE)DARK AGES
CHINA
ENGLAND
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Intro to humn 201

  1. 1. HUMANITIES 201 The Ancient World to the Medieval Era
  2. 2. IMPORTANT TERMSMythology/Myth  Not an accusation  Not a synonym for “fiction”  Please be respectful of what we are studying as many of these belief systems are alive and well today, carrying great significance for members of our course. A tale that usually involves supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes and explains the interaction between those beings (or provides insight into their/our creation)
  3. 3. ANOTHER IMPORTANT TERM:ARCHETYPES symbolic patterns used and repeated throughout the world cultural context human subconscious
  4. 4. LITERARY ARCHETYPES Quests Flood Descent to underworld Ascent to heaven Initiation Scapegoat Sacrifice Foundation and many, many more…
  5. 5. MESOPOTAMIA“THE CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION”SUMERIANS, BABYLONIANS, ASSYRIANS AND AKKADIANS
  6. 6. EGYPT
  7. 7. ANCIENTHEBREWS
  8. 8. INDIA
  9. 9. GREECE
  10. 10. ROME
  11. 11. (MOSTLY SKIPPING THE)DARK AGES
  12. 12. CHINA
  13. 13. ENGLAND

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