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CLAS210 Ancient Literature: Love Poetry

1st Semester 1999-2000, Department of Classics, Monmouth College

Individualized Project

Ideally, this project will lead naturally from the resource summary and review. Each student will pursue a semester-long project which focuses on some special aspect of ancient Greek or Roman love poetry. Preparation for this project must include library research, analysis of historical evidence, and original work. The central product of this project can take the form of a research paper, creative writing, artwork, website or any other work which deals with material covered in course readings or discussions. All central products must be supplemented by a written statement (c.600 words) which contains the following information: 1.) a summary of the project; 2.) a description of its preparation; and 3.) an explanation of original aspects of this project plus an annotated bibliography of at least five works consulted ("annotated" mean a brief explanation of how these works were used in the project.

NOTE: Course books can be cited in the bibliography but only as complements to at least five additional works. The quality of the material consulted will significantly affect the grade. It is highly recommended that a variety of resources be consulted, including books, journals, and websites. Heavy reliance on a single kind of resource (especially encylopoedia articles)  is not advised.

This individualized project is due at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, December 6, 1999 and will count 25% of your final grade.

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