Sunday, October 30, 2011

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Dear Humanities Kids,
1. We watched a clip from GLADIATOR to assist with obtaining a visual image of this important Roman past time.

2. Journal #2: Rome: Plato's view on violence
Please consider the following quote by Plato: "Violence does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits all knowledge." Now consider the psychological or sociological explanation as to why Rome had gladiators and why Roman citizens enjoyed watching the "games." In your opinion, why do advanced societies value deplorable acts? Hypothesize what form the "games" take today. What are the modern day counter parts to the gladiator