CLAS250 Classics Seminar

Spring, 2005
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

The general aim of this seminar is to survey current topics and disciplinary models in the field of Classics.

Class will meet about 90 minutes per week. During this time there will be student reports as will as discussion and interpretation of the assigned readings, especially Everitt's biography of Cicero.

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 the full assignment to the entire class via e-mail. You will also organize all of this work into either a print or an electronic notebook.

Attendance at various classics lectures and events during the semester is also required. Some of these required Classics events include:
Archaeology Lectures
The Cena Classica and Fox Classics Lecture on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Crimson Masque Performance of Euripides' Trojan Women

Failure to complete any of these assignments may significantly affect your grade in the course.

 25% Class Participation
 50% Weekly Oral and Written Reports
 25%  Notebook


Book Cover   Everitt, Anthony. Cicero
    Product Details:
    ISBN: 037575895X
    Format: Paperback, 364pp
    Pub. Date: May 2003
    Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
    Edition Description: First Random House Paperback Edition
    Edition Number: 1


Book Cover   Euripides. Trojan Women. Translated by Nicholas Rudall.
Product Details:
ISBN: 1566632242
Format: Paperback, 61pp
Pub. Date: October 1999
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Edition Description: New Translation

Standing offer for extra credit: If you submit a 250-word review of this book to or and send the link to the instructor, you will get extra credit in this course. This offer expires two weeks before the end of the semester.

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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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