Portland Vase, 1st c. BCE
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SSP100 The Empire Strikes Back:
Imperial Ambitions of Athens, Rome, Britain and the US

Prof. Michael Arnush marnush@skidmore.edu
MW 11.30am-1.30pm Office hours: W 2-3.15, TH by appt.
 
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Mask of Agamemnon, Mycenae, 15th c. BCE
Papers  

45%

   
10% Athenian empire paper Due Monday, 9/20
10% Roman empire paper Due Friday, 10/8
10% British empire paper Due Monday, 11/8
15% Final paper Due Wednesday, 12/1
     
Exam   15%
   
15% Midterm exam Monday, 10/11
     
Presentations   30%
   
5% Athenian daily life Wednesday, 9/15
5% Roman daily life Wednesday, 10/6
5% British Neo-classicism Friday, 11/5
15% Final paper Monday, 11/29
     
Participation   10%
   
10% Class participation Throughout the semester
 
 
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