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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MISSISSAUGA

DECEMBER 2013 FINAL EXAMINATION

CLA204H5F

Introduction to Classical Mythology

Lisa Trentin

Duration - 3 hours

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Exam and Course Information


Course: CLA204H5S Introduction to Classical Mythology
Instructor: Dr. l. Trentin
Department: Historical Studies
Exam Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Exam Length: 3 hours
Number of Exam Pages: 4 + header page

Exam Instructions
1. Please write in blue or black ink only. No pencil!

2. Read all the instructions carefu lly before completing each section.

3.Answer all questions in the exam booklet. Write on the lined side of the paper, single-spaced.

4. Put your full name and the date on the exam booklet and all lined pieces of paper used.

S.Good luck!

Exam Breakdown
Section
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Description

Time Recommendation

1'

Marks

Fill in the Blanks

20 Minutes

/10

Short Answer

30 Minutes

/20

Identify & Analyze

80 Minutes

/30

Long Answer

50 Minutes

/40

180 Minutes

/100

TOTAL

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A.

20 minutes

Fill in the Blanks

(10 marks)

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animal/plant, object, attribute/activity.

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Short Answer

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30 minutes

(20 marks)

Answer one (1) of the following questions in a succinct and factual manner.

You must use full sentences and good writing practice to explain your answer.

Each answer must be 1 % pages in length, single-spaced.

1) The Birth of a Goddess

Compare and contrast the birth of the goddesses Aphrodite and Athena. Discuss the relevant
mythology and associated significance for our understanding of creation myths and the role of the
female gods.

2) The labours of a Hero


Compare and contrast the labours of Herakles and Theseus. Discuss the relevant mythology and
associated significance for our understanding of hero-myth and the role of male heroes.

c.

Identify & Analyze

80 minutes

(30 marks)

Answer any two (2) of the following questions in a succinct and factual manner.
You must use full sentences and good writing practice to explain your answer.
Each answer must be 1 page in length, single-spaced.
1) Choose one of the goddesses/women below. Discuss the associated mythology. Explain what

this myth reveals about the role and status of women in ancient Greek society.
i) Hera

ii) Pandora

iii) Medea (of Colchis/Corinth)

2) Choose one of the gods/men below. Discuss the associated mythology. Explain what this myth

reveals about the duty/fate of men in Greek/Roman society.


i) Hephaestus

ii) Oedipus

iii) Aeneas

3) Choose one of the catabatic myths below. Discuss the associated mythology. Explain what this

myth reveals about the nature an d meaning of death (or other related rituals) in ancient Greek
society.
i) Hades & Persephone

D.

Long Answer

ii) Orpheus & Eurydice

iii) Odysseus

50 minutes

(40 marks)

Answer the following question in a succinct and factual manner.

You must use full sentences and good writing practice to explain your answer.

Your answer must be 3 pages in length, single-spaced.

Mythology vs. Archaeology

How has archaeology been used to nuance our understanding of Classical mythology? Discuss with

reference to TWO (2) of the following:

1) The Minoans - Cretan mythology and the excavations at Knossos


OR

2) The Trojans - The Trojan War and the excavations at Troy


AND

3) The Romans - The foundation stories of Rome and excavations on the Palatine hill.

Be sure to outline the relevant mythology as well as all archaeological evidence, in sufficient detail.

(You must write about either 1 or 2 as well as 3).

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