HIST Text Analysis I

HIST Text Analysis I. HIST Text Analysis I.

I’m studying for my History class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

Format and Presentation Requirements:

Your Text Analysis should meet the following requirements:

3-4 pages of text (i.e. 1,000-1,200 words), typewritten or word processed

Double spaced with standard font (Times New Roman, size 12)

Standard margins (1 inch top and bottom, left and right sides)

A separate title page should include the following information: your name, HIST 100(plus section number), Text Analysis 1, some sort of fancy-schmancy title. A sample title page will be posted on Canvas.

If you use sources other than those assigned for this class in completing this assignment, you will need to provide a list of those sources (Bibliography) on a separate page at the end of your paper.

Please submit your final draft to Canvas in either Word or .pdf format by midnight on the due date.

Sources for the Text Analysis:

This writing assignment requires you to analyze the primary source documents assigned for the course, as found under the “Primary Resource” tab in the on-line textbook. It does NOT require additional research or the use of readings other than those assigned for the class. If you decide to consult readings or sources other than those assigned for the class, please be sure to cite them fully and accurately, according to the citation requirements indicated below.

Citation Requirements

You will be expected to use parenthetical citation in your Text Analysis. The purpose of these citations is to indicate to your readers where you found specific information that you have included in your paper, whether from the assigned readings or textbook. As long as you are using those sources, your citation need only include the author’s name and the section number of text on which the information appears. For example:

According to Plato, Socrates told the jury that he knew he had no wisdom, small or great, (Plato, 4.1).

The Epic of Gilgamesh “depicts a world ruled by polytheistic gods and their demands of humanity,” (Margolf and Heineman, Early Near East and Egypt).

If you use material from sources other than these, including sources on the Internet, you will need to provide additional information about those sources. A style sheet with examples of citation will be posted on Canvas. If the style sheet does not indicate how to cite a particular type of source that you used, you are expected to consult the writing guides listed below and/or ask me or the TA.

Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism

As noted on the syllabus, academic dishonesty or plagiarism of any kind for this assignment may result in a grade of ‘F’ for the course or other penalties deemed appropriate by me. For further information about the definition of plagiarism, see the General Catalog, pp. 8-9, found here: http://www.catalog.colostate.edu/Content/files/2012/FrontPDF/1.6POLICIES.pdf (Links to an external site.)


We are both happy to answer any questions you may have about this assignment prior to the due date, so please come see us or email us!!!

Topics for Text Analysis 1 – Choose ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  1. What glimpses do we get from Homer’s Iliad of the respective roles of men in society? How do those differ from the roles of women in Greek society? What values would these poems have taught young children? Use Homer’s Iliad in Primary Resources, Chapter 3.
  1. According to Plato’s Socrates in The Apology of Socrates, what accusations have been levied against him, and why? In refuting these accusations, what does Socrates reveal about his fundamental intellectual belief and methods? Why do you think many of Socrates’ contemporaries found his views so threatening? Use Plato’s Apology in Primary Resources, Chapter 3.

  1. What does Caesar’s description, in The Gallic War, reveal about the technology of war at the time? How did Caesar use this technology to his advantage? What does Caesar’s portrait of Vercingetorix suggest about Roman attitudes toward non-Romans? Although Caesar wrote The Gallic War to describe his own deeds, he uses “he” (the third person) instead of “I” (the first person) in telling his story. Why do you think he made this choice? Does his use of the third person give you more confidence, or less, in the truth of his account? In writing this account, how do you think Caesar intended to shape his public image and why? Use Caesar, Gallic War in Primary Resources, Chapter 5.

  1. According to Tacitus, why do the Germans fight with their families close by? What does this reveal about Germanic society? What does the excerpt tell us about German and Roman society? How does Rome view the “other”? What are the most important features of Germanic society and what aspects does Tacitus admire and why? Use Tacitus On Germanic Tribes in Primary Resources, Chapter 6.

HIST Text Analysis I

HIST Text Analysis I

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