FLIT 350: Paper 1





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The due date for the first draft of the First Term Paper is OCTOBER 7

They will be returned in class on OCTOBER 12

The final version of the paper (on which the grade = approximately 30% of the course grade): OCTOBER 19

NOTE on the required content of First Draft:
-a minimum of three pages, typewritten, one-inch margins around the entire sheet.

(1) Bibliography: at the end of the paper, on separate sheet(s). This should, if appropriate, be divided into:

(a) ancient works (listing the ancient author and the translation you are using including the editor and page numbers, e.g.: Xenophon, Ways and Means (Poroi) in Xenophon, VII: Scripta Minora (Cambridge: Harvard 1968) [Loeb Classical Library, pp. 192-231] Herodotus, The Histories (tr. Aubrey de Selincourt, revised ed. by A. R. Burn) (Baltimore: Penguin 1972) Plutarch, Life of Lycurgus of Sparta in Plutarch on Sparta (tr. R. J. A. Talbert) (Baltimore: Penguin 1988) pp. 1-46.

(b) Modern works (Last name first, first name, title, place, publisher, date).

(2) An Outline of the actual paper, more than one page, less than three: This is NOT supposed to be a `stepped' topical outline only, but an actual set of rough paragraphs, with appropriate footnotes, showing the major points which you expect to make in your paper. You may use paragraph headings at this point to sketch in things, e.g.

AN EXAMPLE for a `draft':

[a paragraph in your draft, called...]

`My Conclusions:'

`(1) Lycurgus cannot be a real person, as commonly thought of in History. His dates are uncertain and contradictory. The reforms attributed to him actually belong to a development that lasted over centuries. (2) Lycurgus' personality is an `ideal' and `idealistic' one, rather than that of a realistic politician. (3) Lycurgus' mysterious death and `divinization' indicate that even the Spartans did not think of him a a human in the normal sense of the word.

Plutarch, Lycurgus 1. Herodotus, Histories I. 65-66 (Penguin, p. 65).

Forrest, History of Sparta second edition, p. 22.


May 18, 2009 8:41 AM

John Adams, CSUN

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