Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Dear Humanities Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

3. Journal #10/#11: 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?

WELCOME TO THE COLOSSEUM and the PANTHEON! These structures are two of the most amazing architectural masterpieces created by the Romans.

The Colosseum (70A.D.)

The Parthenon ("all the gods)

If you missed class, on either Tuesday or Thursday, we discussed the significance of both structures to the Roman people. We also reviewed how the Romans created both the Colosseum and the Pantheon.

We also discussed the significance of Pompeii and the pieces of artwork that were discovered there.

1. Each student received information regarding Rome. These annotations/notations (5-7)/ choose TWO COLORS to us/DUE ON MONDAY!

Have a great weekend!