FIG. 162: MOSAIC FROM POMPEII SHOWING SEA FISH. Now in the Museo Nazionale, Naples

CLAS/HIST240 Ancient Societies:
Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
Department of Classics
Monmouth College

Summary of Goals and Requirements

Your final grade will be determined in the following way:

  • One TEST
  • QUIZ AVERAGE (counts as one test grade)
  • Short Writing Assignment AVERAGE (counts as one test grade)

The average of these grades will determine your course grade. See Grading Scale for information about the equivalence of numeric and letter grades.

There will be ONE (1) exam. This exam will be based upon material covered in class and in course readings. Questions may include multiple choice, true/false, fill-in the blank, slide identification and short essay questions.

Quizzes, both announced and unannounced, will be given at the discretion of the instructor. The average of these quiz grades will count as one test grade. One of these quizzes will be a Map Quiz.

Short Writing Assignments
At least one short response paper will be assigned every week, based upon topics discussed in class. These papers will include accurate and specific reference to course materials as well as your own response to this material. They must be at least 300-words in length and follow Prof. Sienkewicz' Writing Guidelines.  No papers will be accepted for grade after the day they are due. The average of these papers (and quizzes) will count as one exam grade.

This material has been published on the web by Prof. Tom Sienkewicz for his students at Monmouth College. If you have any questions, you can contact him at

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