Daily Archives: November 2, 2008

300 (ContCult)

Monday we’ll discuss Frank Miller’s 300. 

Wednesday: More 300. 

Friday: Clips from the recent film version of 300.

For background material on 300 go to an older post on this site, located here.

Also, the Britannica article on the Persian Wars, Thermopylae in particular.

Here’s a website on the Persian Wars.

The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook’s entry on Persia.

Thoreau (VIAL)

We’ll be discussing “Resistance to Civil Government” by HD Thoreau on Monday. If you don’t have a copy of the book then go here for a web version. Be advised you will need a hard copy for class.

Wednesday we’ll discuss an excerpt from Walden: “Economy”.

Friday: “Where I Lived and What I Lived For” & “Reading” (from Walden).