fall 2017

1. Read one of the following:


Herodotos, Histories, books 6-8

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, books 1-3

Plato, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Protagoras


2. Write four to six study questions similar to those that we have used for the in-class readings and discussions. The study questions should be broad enough that, taken together, they cover the entirety of the reading you have chosen. The quality of your questions will account for one-third of your grade for this assignment.


3. E-mail your study questions to me before 12:01 am on November 16 (i.e. midnight between Sunday and Monday). I will either approve your study questions or give you alternative ones if necessary I may also give you additional instructions at that time.


 4. Answer two or three of the approved study questions. If I have given you additional instructions, be sure to follow them. The combined length of your paper should be 4-5 pages (Times Roman 12 point, standard margins. The quality of your answers will account for two-thirds of your grade for this assignment.


 5. Please include the following statement with your paper:


Any ideas or language that I have gotten from another source have been indicated with appropriate bibliographical citations. Any ideas or language not so indicated are my own.


Papers without this statement will be returned as incomplete. Incomplete papers must be completed by the due date (no. 7 below) to receive credit.Any violation of this honesty statement will result in an F for the paper. If the violation is serious enough you will fail the course.


6. Send your paper as an Word document attached to an e-mail addressed to


7. The paper is due on the day and hour assigned by the Registrar for the final exam in this course. It may be submitted earlier, but not before the Reading Day before finals begin.


8. Please put your e-mail address at the top of the first page of the paper. Graded papers will be returned to you by e-mail in early January.