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There are two major assignments that comprise 75% of a student's course grade.

Group Project (25% of course grade)

Adopt-a-City Web-site

雖然這門課程主題把注意力主要放在雅典和羅馬,但熟悉一些知名度較小的希臘和羅馬城市地點也很重要。因此我會安排你們分成小組,每組會分配一個城市(名單包括Aphrodisias、 Cosa、 Delos、 Herculaneum、 Knidos、Miletos、 Morgantina、Olynthus、 Paestum和Priene,抽籤決定),要求每個小組建立一個提供指定城市的資訊網站,供你自己和同學在期末寫研究論文時使用。
Though much of our attention in this subject will be on the cities of Athens and Rome, it is of course important for you to familiarize yourselves with a range of the lesser known Greek and Roman urban sites. To that end, I will ask you to work in small groups each of which will be assigned an individual city (chosen by lot from a list including Aphrodisias, Cosa, Delos, Herculaneum, Knidos, Miletos, Morgantina, Olynthus, Paestum, Priene). Each group will be required to create an informative web-site about its chosen city for use by yourselves and your colleagues in the class when you all come to write your research papers at the end of the term.

An example of a good Web-site will include, but not be limited to:

  • " 城市歷史
    History of the city
  • " 這個遺址的考古工作歷史
    History of archaeological work on the site
  • " 照片,平面圖,遺址重建
    Photos, plans, reconstructions of remains
  • " 文學和碑文的證據
    Literary and epigraphic evidence
  • " 附說明的資料目錄
    An annotated bibliography
  • " 現有資料檢索站點的鏈結
    Links to existing sites of relevance

The Adopt-a-City Web-sites will be due during class in lecture 8.

Paper Of 12-15 Pages (50% of course grade)

The paper should be a research paper of 12 to 15 pages on a theme of your choice, but one that allows for focus on the city of Athens and/or the city of Rome in order to complement your work on the group projects and to reflect our work together in the weekly meetings.

The final paper will be due at the start of our final class meeting, lecture 12.