Thucydides, Doric and Mixolydian modes and komos

Thucydides, Doric and Mixolydian modes and komos

1. Thucydides and the early humanists saw history as

a. a learning opportunity for future generations.

b. an example of how the lack of self-control could lead to ruin/

c. a cycle of never-ending change.

d. all of the above.

2. In musical accompaniment for Greek tragedies, the Doric and Mixolydian modes can be described, respectively, as

a. oppressive and enlightening.

b. lofty and earthy.

c. idealistic and realistic.

d. masculine and emotional.

3. Greek comedy originated in the komos, or revel, which was

a. a religious revelation, characterized by a happy ending for all involved.

b. a fertility rite, characterized by vulgar jokes, singing, and dancing.

c. an early marriage ceremony, featuring songs and funny speeches.

d. a misunderstanding, featuring an emphasis on entertainment and hilarity.

4. Athenian women

a. could be citizens.

b. could not be citizens, but did have rights in law.

c. could not be citizens and did not have rights in law.

d. played key roles in public political life.