Greek Mythology Essay

Greek Mythology Essay

Project description

write an essay with a comprehensive thesis, and a lot of evidence from the required reading(s).
You can choose any prompt from the attached file. Please choose the one you are most confident writing with.
Please try to avoid bold claims that is based on personal opinion.. It is an argumentative essay.

Classics 40
Greek Mythology
Myth Paper
Answer ONE of the following questions in FIVE PAGES, and give it to your TA by
FRIDAY, AUGUST 1st.
•This essay does not require library research. It requires that you think and write carefully
about the material and themes of the course.
•Please write a CLEAR, PERSUASIVE and THOUGHTFUL essay on the topic you choose.
Use an outline to organize your argument. Use examples to prove your point. And revise the
essay to make it clear and effective.
–To be CLEAR, your essay should have a thesis (argument, claim, interpretation) that
you want to convince your reader of; it should state the thesis simply; and it should
focus upon proving or demonstrating this thesis.
–To be PERSUASIVE, your essay should make effective use of evidence (from our
readings) to support or demonstrate your thesis.
–To be THOUGHTFUL, your essay should consider all the evidence (all we have read
and all we have discussed in class), and should take account of possible objections or
counter-examples.
•The essay must be your own work. You may discuss these topics with others if you wish, but
answer the question IN YOUR OWN WORDS. If two essays are the same in whole OR in part,
both will be disqualified, and this may lead to disciplinary action.
•Credit anything that is not your own work. List ALL sources (books, websites, etc) that you
consulted. Footnote EVERY argument, explanation, or idea that you have adopted or adapted.
When in doubt, give a citation. An essay that fails to cite its sources will be disqualified, and
may result in disciplinary action.
•Keep it brief. Graders are authorized to reject essays that are more than six pages long.
•Your TA may provide additional guidelines!
A. Myth in Drama. Think about the story of Agamemnon’s family in the
Oresteia
.
Describe the two opposing ideas of justice presented in the trilogy and explain how one
replaces the other by the end.
B. Myth into Poetry. Think about Apollonios’ revisions of myth in
Argonautika
.
Explain which aspects of the myth the poet chose to emphasize (or add, or change), and
also suggest
why
he made these changes (what was the effect or effects of his
revisions?).
C. Myth Revisited. Compare Euripides’
Medea
with Dassin’s
Dream of Passion
. Explain
what is similar in these two versions, and what is different. Are the two authors trying
to say the same thing in different ways, or are they using the same story to say different
things?

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