Loyola University Chicago

CLST 295 / WSGS 295:
Women in the Classical World

Fall Semester 2011
Dr. Jacqueline Long

two girls playing knucklebones, painted terracotta figurine-group, Capua, 3c BC; photo B. Laforse

Study Guide for Exam II


The exam will have three parts; there will be some measure of choice within each part.

Things to study

The exam will focus on the material we have covered since Exam I: women's experience and thinking about women in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, and in the discourse of medicine. Terms and items you might be asked to identify include: Themes and overarching considerations to consider (both for passages and for the essay; see also daily Study questions before break and after break):
oStrategy: think of specific passages that illustrate important points, so you can back up your arguments with concrete evidence on the test. Be sure you explain clearly how the passage helps demonstrate your point. Helpful elements: What does it say? What does that mean? Why does it mean that? How do you know?
oReassurance: this list looks long in order to remind you of possibilities, and to encourage you to open the doors of inquiry wide to your own interests. Develop good arguments relating information from our primary sources and insights into it, with clear arguments showing how you use the information and reasoning to advance your insights, write clearly to explain these sides of the research-process, and you will do well.
oGeneral-purpose reflection: This course is about societal and cultural understanding, not memorization of minutiae. It is convenient to be able to identify major figures swiftly, by name, but it is far, far more important to be able to recognize and understand -and to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding by explaining clearly- how details of our sources, the actions and relationships evoked in them, and characteristic associated imagery, reflect concepts and values relating to women and gender in the Classical world.

And yet more strategic advice

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