We briefly studied Ancient Greece and Rome’s arts, ideas and innovations. Additionally, we have identified ways in which these expressions continue to impact American culture in 2019.
In Paper 5 you will discuss the influences of Ancient Greek and Roman arts, ideas and innovations in our culture today. You will select 1 example from each of these categories for both societies, introduce the original expression and explain how you observe a current application. In this way, you will discuss 6 total examples in both their original form and their contemporary usage.
Arts– includes, but is not limited to: painting, sculpture, music, dance, architecture, music, performance (theater), poetry and literature
Ideas– includes, but is not limited to: philosophy, religion and politics/government
Innovations– includes, but is not limited to: scientific and mathematical advances, engineering/technical discoveries and changes in social practices.
Also, in your total of 6 examples, you will include at least 2 listed in the class content folders for Ancient Greece and/or Ancient Rome and 2 examples mentioned in the text.
The format of the paper is open, but here is a suggested structure:
Paragraph 1: Introduction — say what you are going to do and identify the examples you are going to examine (name them).
Paragraph 2: Example 1 — talk about your first item and its importance in its original society (Greek or Roman). Explore how you see this example applied in our contemporary culture
Paragraph 3 -7: Go through the same process with the remaining examples.
Paragraph 8: Conclusion – which of the above examples seems most significant to you? Do you think most people realize how much these ancient societies influence contemporary values and culture? Was this, in fact, a new realization for you?
Due 4/5 @ 11:59 PM 2-3 pages, 12 point Times New Roman font, citations.