Course Description:
Everyday Life in Greece and Rome
focuses on various aspects of daily life in the ancient world and a comparative examination of human activities in the ancient and modern worlds. The course surveys topics like urban vs. rural life, travel, economy and trade, writing, education, slavery, etc. Many types of evidence will be discussed, including readings in translation from several ancient Greek and Latin texts, painting, sculpture, and archaeological remains.

A word on academic honesty:
We view academic dishonesty as a threat to the integrity and intellectual mission of our institution. Any breach of the academic honesty policy Ė either intentionally or unintentionally - will be taken seriously and may result not only in failure in the course, but in suspension or expulsion from the college. It is each studentís responsibility to read, understand and comply with the general academic honesty policy at Monmouth College, as defined in the Scots Guide (  and to the specific guidelines for each course, as elaborated on the professorís syllabus.
The following areas are examples of violations of the academic honesty policy:
1. Cheating on tests, labs, etc;
2. Plagiarism, i.e., using the words, ideas, writing, or work of another without giving appropriate credit;
3. Improper collaboration between students, i.e., not doing oneís own work on outside assignments not specified as group projects by the instructor;
4. Submitting work previously submitted in another course, without previous authorization by the instructor.
(This list is not intended to be exhaustive.)

This syllabus is subject to revision by the instructor, provided that written or verbal notice is given in class.

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