English 475 - Classical Mythology
Dr. Bruce R. Magee
Essay questions. Answer four of the questions below. Use
complete sentences and good grammar.
EXTRA CREDIT: Write from memory up to 20 lines of
poetry for up to 10 points of extra credit. Partial credit is possible.
Include the poem title, author (if known), and page number in the book
to facilitate grading. Do NOT use
the same lines you used in #1 above. You may use different lines
from the same poem.
Write from memory 10 lines of poetry and analyze their meaning
in a well-written paragraph.
List the 12 labors of Heracles. Give a brief sentence
summarizing each labor.
List the 12 Olympian gods. Give a brief sentence for
each one describing their main attributes.
Compare and contrast 2 versions of 1 myth.
Compare and contrast 2 myths as they occur in 1 author.
Compare and contrast 1 Greek myth to 1 non-Greek myth.
Apply one ancient method of interpretation to a myth.
Apply one modern method of interpretation to a myth.