Pompeiian wall painting, 1st c. AD
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CL311 Life in Pompeii
TuTh 2.10-3.30

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu


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Classics Department
Skidmore College

SCHEDULE: QUIZZES, DISCUSSIONS AND PROJECT
 

Quizzes will occur sporadically during the semester and will focus on various issues that arise in class. They will typically last 5-10 minutes and may not be announced in advance. The best way to prepare for them is to attend class; if you miss a class, make sure you contact someone in class as soon as possible so that you can go over what you missed.

Discussions will occur during every class meeting; they will consist of translations and analyses of Latin literary and epigraphic texts, and consideration of the various issues raised in the scholarship. There is no specific schedule for each of the twelve themes outlined in the Readings, although we will spend approximately one week on each. On two different occasions over the course of the semester you and a colleague(s) will serve as the facilitators of the classroom discussion (see the Discussions webpage for more) of one of the themes; typically, this will mean leading the discussion for the first 20-30 minutes of a Tuesday class meeting.
 
The Project provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate a) your grasp of some of the issues we have discussed over the course of the semester; b) your skills in translating Latin; c) your ability to conduct research and write an extended analysis of a problem. On the Project webpage I have established a schedule for specific mileposts for this capstone project, and if you adhere to that schedule you will have plenty of time to complete a project of which you'll be proud.