Project #78278 - hum

 

Choose ONE of the topics listed below for your essay. Your essay should be double spaced and 1000-1200 words in length. The first paragraph will consist of an introduction that contains a thesis statement. The last paragraph will be a conclusion that summarizes the key points made in the essay and restates the thesis statement. The middle paragraphs, three or more, should be body paragraphs, each of which contains a topic sentence, and each of which contains relevant facts to support your informed opinion. The essay must be created as a Word (.doc or .docx), Open Office (.odt) or Rich Text (.rtf) file.

[Please remember… NO INTERNET SOURCES ALLOWED.  Yes, you may quote briefly from the textbook or from a common source such as the Bible, when appropriate, but no online “research.”  Writing assignments to be acceptable must be submitted through Turnitin which will identify any copying/pasting (i.e., “plagiarism”) from the Internet.]

1. Juvenal observed that the Romans of his day "suffer[ed] the evils of long peace." What does that mean? What ill effects might peacetime bring to a society?

2. In Aristotle's “Nichomachean Ethics” (from Ch. 4 in your text), the investigation of virtue is centered on "the good life." In Seneca's “On Tranquility of Mind,” the counterpart of the Greek "good life" is the career. What does this tell us about Greek values versus Roman values? What kind of life would be the “good life” that one should pursue today, from your point of view?

3. Horace wrote a poem entitled “Carpe diem” which is both a phrase (“seize the day”) and a philosophy of life.  Exactly what do you think it means, in your own words, and is it good advice?

4. Is the observance of ritual in itself inferior to inner purity, or does the performance of rites and rituals have its own value in religious practice? Answer as Jesus might have, as Siddhartha might have--write in their voices, and then offer your own views.

5. Why do you think so many followers of the Buddha grew to regard him as a savior rather than just an enlightened spiritual teacher? Might the same explanation be given for Jesus as Messiah?

6. Using the text illustrations in Chapter 10 (Islamic Art and Architecture) to refresh your memory, imagine that you are a Muslim pilgrim to Notre Dame of Paris. What strikes you as different in what you see? Write this in the voice of the Muslim pilgrim.

7. Assume for the sake of discussion that every country in the world is in the process of becoming more and more like the United States.  Politically, economically, socially, culturally--in each of these areas foreign countries are absorbing American beliefs and values.  In what way might other countries benefit from becoming more like America?  In what way might other countries be harmed by becoming more like America?

8. People in the Middle Ages were surrounded by architecture, sculpture, literature and paintings which all worked in unison to teach about salvation and the divine order.   Do you think our culture today – as represented by the music we listen to, our television shows, movies, talk shows, etc. – urges us to prepare our souls for salvation like Medieval culture did?  If not, how might the dominant cultural concerns of today differ from the dominant cultural concerns of the Middle Ages?

 

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