Great Books I

Fall 2017

 Paper #3:  The Aeneid and The Bacchae

Due December 14, 11:59 p.m.

Choose one of the following topics and compose a paper of at least six pages.

Your paper should balance the discussion between the two works. 


Whichever pairing you choose, consider the following questions:

How are the two voices/forces present in these works? How do they conflict with each other? How do they conflict with themselves? 

How are the conflicts resolved? What lessons are we to learn? How do these two forces define the hero's journey? How do they define "tragedy"?


Masculine vs. Feminine

Know Thyself vs. Duty to the gods

Reason vs. Passion

ONE draft will be accepted electronically through 11:59 p.m. December 13.