paper: 300-500 word preliminary essay and ~2000-word final paper
final project is an opportunity for you to combine your research
and writing skills and develop a project that reflects aspects of
Greek history that interest you. Your main sources of material are
Osborne, Tracy, Dillon and Garland, Herodotus, Plutarch, any other sources
we have examined together, and on-line and print materials listed in the D&G bibliography, pages 562-567. You are to select a subject or theme from one of the chapters in D&G,
read all of the primary source materials; observations by Osborne, D&G and Tracy (if appropriate); and at least two of the works listed in the D&G bibliography for the chapter you have selected. You will hand in one short essay (300-500 words, approximately 2-3
pages) and one long paper (~2000 words, approximately 8-10 pages).
Both papers count towards the project's final grade.
Write a short (300-500 words) preliminary essay stating which subject or
theme you have chosen and which issues you intend to address.
Compose it as you would any paper, with an introduction, a body
of a few paragraphs and a conclusion. In that essay, explain
why you have chosen that subject or theme and what issues you
intend to consider (you may use the 1st person in the introduction and conclusion). Include as the last, separate page, a "Works
Cited" bibliography (that is, not all of the materials you're consulting,
but only those that will figure in your paper). Due in class
on Wednesday, November 16th, along with the Academic Integrity checklist. No late papers will be accepted; this
The final, polished version of your paper (~2000 words).
citation of ancient sources (the primary evidence) and modern
scholarship, follow the Classics
Dept. guidelines. Due in class on Friday, December 9th.
No late papers will be accepted; this is absolute.