Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dear Humanities Kids,
If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We returned to our discussion regarding the Roman Empire with an explanation concerning the Roman Colosseum.

2. We then viewed a sections from the History Channel detailing the architectural aspects concerning the Colosseum, and the significance of this building to the Roman people.

3. 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