Monday, December 10, 2018

A Little History of the World by E.H. Gombrich, Chapter 9

There are many History books on the market these days, but this one was written in the 1930's and is still relevant and interesting. 
I first read it in Hebrew and then I found it on the net in English. 

The Author, E.H. Gombrich was best know for Art, but he was very knowledgeable in History.

Chapter 9


Scale Modes in Music

These scale modes are one of the ways that we remember the ancient Greeks.   We name the different scale modes, in Greek.  
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How did the ancient Greeks measure time? 
How is this different from the way you measure time? 
Can you remember an important event in your life? 
How did you feel before the event?  How did you feel after the event? 

Compare how Spartans treated their children to how the Athenians treat theirs. 
What is interesting about the name "Draco?"
What did Solon do in Athens?
Who was Pericles and what did he do?
Why did the people follow him? 
What year did he become leader? 
How did the Athenians develop philosophy?
What is different about Greek Art?
What did Phidias do?
Which part of Athens is still standing today? 
What is the function of the Greek columns?
Why do people copy them? 
What was new about the theater?

What type of story do you like?  

Summarize a play or story from your country's folklore. 

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