4th Reading Quiz

Part I: Identify two of these three terms. Give me three (or so) sentences telling me 1)who, where,or what it is; 2)some species of time frame; and 3)the item's significance for this class. The page numbers are for your own reference.

hegemon (Wilcken, pp. 63, 240-244)

bematistae (Wilcken, p. 80)

Diogenes (Plutarch, p. 266)

Part II: (A single paragraph should handle this nicely) Who wrote this? What does it describe, and why do we care? Once you get past the identification, make an argument from what you see and what you know.

"One day a casket was brought to him which was regarded by those who were in charge of Darius's baggage as the most valuable item of all, and so Alexander asked his friends what he should keep in it as his own most prec ious possession. Many different suggestions were put forward, and finally Alexander said that he intended to put his copy of the Iliad there. This anecdote is supported by many reliable historians..."