CWC Readings

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CWC Readings
2011-09-29 17:37:32
Plato Aristotle Socrates etc

The main idea of the CWC readings
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  1. Talks about nonviolence, just, and unjust laws.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. if you continue to be disobediant then see what happens- warning
    Hebrew Prophets
  3. Jesus was man and Christ is seperate. There was once a time where Christ did not exist. wisdom caused the two men to emerge.
  4. talks about Martyrdom, brave, and happy martyrs.
    Martyrdom of Perpetua
  5. Explains the similarities of Christians to all humans. It relates the Christians to the world as the soul to the body, and how Christians relate to the world.
    Letter to Diognetus
  6. speaker wielding power in negotiation of another city, talks about how Athenians are versitile.
  7. Pick it up and read it, pick it up and read it.
    Augustine's confessions
  8. Security of the state is essential
    Sophocle's "Antigone".
  9. Many gods and are led by Zeus
  10. Prisoners, shadows, full truth
    Plato's "Allegory of the cave"
  11. Formal statement of beliefs
  12. owe a debt of gratitude to the state- so the state should come before parents and family
    Plato's "Crito"
  13. Reason should control spirit and desire
    Plato's "The three parts of the soul"
  14. virtues are developed through practice and habit.
    Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics"
  15. Evil one tempting so give in to flesh
    Life of St. Anthony
  16. war should be waged only as a necessity
    Augustine's "Letter to Count Boniface"
  17. Rejection of Greco/Roman philosophy and that it has no place in christianity
  18. assembly of priests
  19. Mission completed so Cincinnatus resigned after 15 days
  20. we proceed to treat animals- study around us.
    Aristotle's "Parts of Animals"
  21. Principles of God's covenant with His chosen people
  22. two cities- love self, love God
    Augustine's "City of God"
  23. Maccabean Revolt
    • what: jewish response to hellenizaiton and the desecration of the temple
    • when: 2nd c. BC
    • where: Israel
    • H.S. last period of independence in Israel until after WWI.
  24. Socrates
    • who: a Greek philosopher who taught Plato
    • when:4th/5th c. BC
    • where: Athens
    • H.S. sentenced to death because misleading the youth. all knowledge inside just need to call it forward.
  25. Aristotle
    • Who: a philosopher who taught Alexander the Great and was taught by Plato
    • when: 4th c. BC
    • where: Athens
    • H.S. created the Doctrine of the Mean, and have to examine individual objects to learn about them.
  26. Plato
    • who: a Greek Philosopher who taught Aristotle
    • when: 4th c. BC
    • where: Athens
    • H.S. tripartite soul, ideal forms- shadows
  27. Homer
    • who: a tradgedy writer who wrote the Illiad and the Odessey.
    • when: 8th c. BC
    • where: Athens
    • H.S. greek idealized past- educational texts for greek males.
  28. Epicureanism
    • what: a philosophical school that believed the good life is freedom from emotional turmoil and freedom from worry
    • when:
    • where:
  29. Stoicism
    • what: group of philosophical teachers that believed in self-improvement through the study of behavior- what will happen will happen
    • when:
    • where:
  30. Alexander the Great
    • who: king of Macedonia that conquered the majority of the persian empire.
    • when:4th c. BC
    • where:Macedonia and persian empire
    • H.S. spread Hellenization to where he conquered.
  31. Polis
    • what: city state
    • when:
    • where: Greece
  32. Athenian Democracy
    • What: all citizens eligible to participate in assembly
    • when: 5th c. BC
    • where: Athens
    • H.S. only 15% of population citizens - athenian men
  33. Roman Republic
    • what: elected officials
    • when: 1-5th c BC
    • where:Rome
  34. Pericles
    • who:a leader in Athens that said that everyone is equal before the law
    • when: 5th c. BC
    • where: Athens
  35. Augustus Caesar
    • who: 1st Roman Emperor who started the Roman Empire.
    • when: 1st c. AD
    • where:Rome
    • H.S. started the Roman Empire and laid the foundations for a 1500 year empire.
  36. Roman Empire
    • what: time where Rome had Emperors in the post Republic time.
    • when: 1st c. AD to 5th c AD
    • where:Rome
  37. Doctrine of the Mean
    • what: a book symbolism and guidance for protecting one's self - virtue is the mean between deficiency and excess.
    • when: 4th c BC (Aristotle)
    • Where: Athens
  38. Origen
    who: christian apologist who saw the son in the trinity as below the father.