This is a paper that is focusing on the student to assess how Herodotus use the Persians to establish a Greek cultural identity. The paper also provides additional information to use in the writing and submission of the assignment paper well and precisely.
How Herodotus use the Persians to establish a Greek cultural identity
Choose one (1) of the following questions to answer with a short essay as detailed in the Primary Source Analysis General Guidelines found on the course Canvas site.
Assess the career of Themistocles in the context of Athenian democracy. Who has a more positive view of Themistocles—Plutarch or Herodotus? Why? Be sure to show an awareness of course themes in your answer.
How does Herodotus use the Persians to establish a Greek cultural identity in Book 8 of his Histories? Be sure to show an awareness of course themes in your answer.
Discuss Plutarch’s overall assessment of Pericles. According to Plutarch, what was Pericles’s greatest contribution to Athenian cultural identity and why? Be sure to show an awareness of course themes in your answer.
This assignment will be graded with the following rubric:
Did you identify the text (s), the author (s), date of composition, and intended audience of the primary source in question? 20 points
Did you have a thesis statement that states your main argument in a concise, cogent, and coherent manner? 10 points
Did you have at least four specific examples from the text (s) to support your argument? 20 points
Did you link the book to the broader context of the course and identify specific course themes? 20 points
Did your essay adhere to the organization as laid out in the “Primary Source Analysis General Guidelines” document posted to Canvas in the Getting Started Module? 10 points
Was your essay free of grammatical errors and well-written stylistically? 10 points
Did the essay contain proper citations and keep to required page length specifications? 10 points