Please write a good solid paragraph where you comment on any
of the following topics, raise any questions that come to mind: what do you
know about this week's topic already? what interests you about this topic? what
more would you like to learn about it? When you are done, post your comments
in the "Starting Assumptions" section of this week's Blackboard
Discussion Board. Please make sure that you do this by
Tuesday midnight; it is up to you whether you want to do this before
or after the Background assignment (either way is fine).
Note: you do not have to answer all these questions; just
pick the ones that are the most relevant to what's on your mind.
- now that you have had some experience reading Jerome's Vulgate, what aspects
of Jerome's Latin style are easy for you? what makes it hard to read? overall,
does this seem like easy or difficult Latin?
Story of Samson
- how familiar are you with the story of Samson? how did you get to know the
story? (Bible? other book? film?) what is your main impression of Samson?
what are his main characteristics?
- what are the most memorable moments in the story of Samson as you know it?
- have you seen the old Cecil B. DeMille Ten Commandments
starring Victor Mature? what is your impression of that film? do you
have any favorite scenes?
- when you think of heroes with "super-strength", who are the heroes
that first come to mind? what is the "Achilles' heel" of each of
- are you good at keeping secrets? have you ever entrusted a secret to somebody
and then had them betray that secret? do you consider yourself to be basically
a trusting person, or basically a suspicious person?
- at the bottom of the page you will find some images from
this week's unit; if any of these images make a big impression on you, you
can share your thoughts about the image and what it suggests to you
Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring
2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit http://www.ou.edu/online/
for more info.
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