What does it mean to say that a culture is “mythopoetic”? History homework help

Culture and History

1. Briefly
describe some (at least four) aspects of Greek culture prior to and at the time
of Socrates and Plato.

2. What
does it mean to say that a culture is “mythopoetic”? What was the cultural
significance of the ‘Tales” of Homer and Hesiod?

3. Before
500 BC the Greeks answer to, how does one live a good life was, “to follow the
gods and to accept moira(fate).”  After 400 BC the answer to
this question was not as clear to them.  Why? What had happened? 

Greek Theatre

4. Who
is Aristophanes, and what image does he give us of Socrates in his play The
Clouds? Is this reflection of Socrates historically accurate? Explain.

The Sophists

5. Who
were the Sophists? What type of courses did the Sophists teach? (3-5 sentence

6. What
meaning did the Sophists give to the expression “might makes right”?

7. What
were the major “concerns” of the Sophist?

8. Define:
Cosmology, Cosmogony, and Theogony.

9. What
do you think Protagoras meant when he said “man is the measure of all things”?

10. What
was the principle difference between Socrates and the Sophist? What was
Socrates “looking for” that the Sophists were not?