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Cultural references from COSC courses: an occasional record

Odyssey, Chapter 10 (Circe)COSC 311 WI06 Chapter 10, adventure with Circe
Part of Georgian epic Knight in the Panther's Skin COSC 311 WI06Introduction and some tales of Rosthevan, King of Arabia
Part of Armenian epic David of Sassoun, 3rd cycle (Shalian) COSC 311 WI06David Punishes the Tax Collectors of Msrah Melik
Part of David of Sassoon, 3rd cycle (Toumanian)COSC 311 WI06David punishes tax collectors of Msrah Melik
Part of David of Sassoun, 2nd cycle various 311 courses Medz Mher Finds a Wife and Discovers He Owes Taxes
Rime of the Ancient Mariner COSC 231 FALL 2011here
The phrase "durance vile" COSC 231 FALL 2011here
"By the way, who were the Picts?" COSC 231 FA13
(see code at http://emunix.emich.edu/~haynes/231/fa13/Lecture/1028.html )
Mondrian art work COSC 231, FA13 In class assignment: make a table that mimics the style of Mondrian
Hiawatha: "By the shores of Gitchee Goomee, by the shining big sea water"
This is from the epic (and romantic) poem The Song of Hiawatha (1855) by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, retelling the legends of the North American Woodland Indian
Gitchee Gumee refers to our Lake Superior
COSC 231 WI14 From Internet Archive
 By the shores of Gitche Gumee, 
By the shining Big- Sea- Water, 
Stood the wigwam of Nokomis, 
Daughter of the Moon, Nokomis. 
Dark behind it rose the forest, 
Rose the black and gloomy pine-trees, 
Rose the firs with cones upon them ; 
Bright before it beat the water, 
Beat the clear and sunny water,
The actual definitions of 'polygyny', 'polygamy', 'polyandry' in the context of discussing an extension to 'The Stable Matching Problem' (Gale Shipley algorithm) COSC 511 FA14 See wikipedia definitions, especially for multiple husbands.

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