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University of Toronto St. George
Victoria Wohl

Topics for essay, to be written in-class on November 6. Choose one of the following essay topics. Think about the question, decide how you wish to approach it, formulate a thesis statement and gather examples to support it. You will have 90 minutes to write the essay in class. Note: you will not be allowed to bring any notes or books for use in the exam, so prepare accordingly! Choose one of the following questions and write a coherent, well-organized, and thoughtful essay on the topic. Remember to start with a clear thesis statement and to support your argument with as many concrete details as you can. You will be graded on organization and argument, as well as on content. 1) The dramas performed at the City Dionysia allowed Athenian citizens to “play the other” and in this way to gain fuller understanding of the complexities and contradictions of the (Greek, male) self. Discuss, supporting your argument with reference to two plays we have read (tragedy, comedy, or satyr play). You can choose any form of alterity (e.g. women, barbarians, gods). You can also consider more than one form of alterity if you want, but make sure that you connect them with a strong and coherent thesis. 2) In their attempts to explain and justify the differences between self and other, the Greeks attributed those differences sometimes to physis, sometimes to nomos. Pick any one form of alterity (e.g. barbarians, women) and discuss the role of nomos and physis in Greek thought on it. Support your answer with reference to no more than two texts we read in class. You may want to consider not only how the author uses nomos or physis to understand alterity, but also why he uses it the way he does. 3) Our texts have shown us many examples of the “other” seen through the eyes of the “self.” Occasionally, however, we are shown the “self” through the eyes of the “other.” Pick two examples and discuss. For instance, what does the other’s perspective offer to the self? Why might the self be interested
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