Review Sheet for Final Exam

Study Questions

Create a definition of the term “science fiction” using examples from Lucian’s True History, Egalia’s Daughters, and Hunted.

Give examples of the ways in which both Egalia’s Daughters and the Ecclesiazousai demonstrate that when the sex roles are reversed, the world is a ridiculous place.  Explain why these works are social satires.

How do characters in Thucydides’ “Melian Dialogue” and James Alan Gardner’s book Hunted use similar theories of justice to explain why the strong can subjugate the weak?

Compare the use of social satire in Egalia’s Daughters and Petronius’s Satyricon.