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Exam 2 Review Comlete

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Political Science
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POLI 1001

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Political Science Exam 2 Review1 What is the difference between power and authorityPower having the skill and knowledge to do a taskAuthority the permission to do the task Ex President is very powerful and has the skills to do things but cannot pass legislation because he does not have the authority to do so 2 What are Euripides favorite themes Insights into human psychology sympathetic portrayal of womenheroines open questioning of the gods philosophical arguments 3 Who is Hecuba Polymestor Polydorus Polyxena Cassandra Agamemnon Odysseus Hecuba queen of Troy mother of Polydorus Polyxena and Cassandra main character of the play who is tormented and seeks revengePolymestor king of Thrace who agrees to take Polydorus and look after him Keeps gold and kills Polydorus Polyxena daughter of Hecuba that is sacrificed by the Greeks to the ghost of Achilles Cassandra daughter of Hecuba that is taken as a concubine by Agamemnon and is prophesized to die at the hands of his wife Agamemnon Greek king that invaded Troy he took Cassandra as a concubine and agreed to let Hecuba plot her revenge on Polymestor Odysseus asked by Hecuba to allow her daughter to live since he owned Hecuba his life but he wouldnt allow it 4 What is nomosNomos is the Greek concept that means law custom and authority consensus of values the basis of a culture What do we consider authoritative 5 What destroys the nomos of Hecubas world The death of her son Polydorus 6 What is Hecubas new nomos Solidarity and revenge she has no regard for community or friendshipmotherly love transformed into pure revenge kills innocent children justice is a matter of personal judgment 7 What does the play Hecuba teach us about civilization Goodness of a community is fragile and how easily a civilization can be destroyed 8 What is nature vs nurture and what is its relevance in the play Hecuba Nature vs nurture raises the question Are you who you are because of genes or because of who raised you and who taught you Natural Universeethical in nature will support human stability Conventional Universewill teach ethical traditions
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