CLAS201 Classics Seminar
Department of Classics
offers a survey of current topics and disciplinary models in the field of
Classics for Classics majors and minors and serious students of the Classics.
THEME: Romans on the Frontier
The seminar will meet about 90 minutes per week
and will be run in the format of a graduate school seminar during
there will be student reports as well as discussion
and interpretation of the assigned readings.
Each participant in the seminar will become an expert on a
different part of the world in the year one. Every week the seminar will
consider compare different aspects of life in the ancient world, including
history, religion, daily life, art, architecture, and literature.
You are expected to complete a short research assignment
every week. You will give a brief oral summary of this work in class and provide
a written copy of your report to the instructor. As the semester progresses you will
also organize all of this work into a coherent paper dealing with some aspect of
the Roman frontier.
Attendance at various classics lectures and events during
the semester is also required. Some of these required Classics events include
the lectures sponsored by the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological
Institute of America and the Fox Classics Lecture.
Failure to complete any of these assignments may
significantly affect your grade in the course.
25% Class Participation
25% Oral Presentation
25% Weekly Written Summaries
25% Final paper
Nifty Websites /
Bibliography of Internet Resources on Ancient Societies /
The required text, The
Reach of Rome by Derek Williams is available online
The course pack price is
$52.11, and includes
materials that we will use in class daily, so you should
purchase your own copy. Also, please keep in mind that our
institution adheres to copyright law, so any copyrighted
material should not be copied or duplicated in any manner.
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A word on academic honesty:
You are encouraged to work with other members of the class. However, please do
not try to recite another's translation. This is a form of plagiarism (copying
someone else's work without giving credit) which is both dishonest and
ineffective for your goal of learning Latin. Any student submitting plagiarized
work will receive a failing grade for that assignment. If two papers with
identical or nearly-identical work are submitted by different students, both
papers will receive a failing grade.
Caveat: This syllabus
is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice
is given in class.
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of Monmouth College. If you have any
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