Focus Questions Julius Caesar

Focus Questions - ARLT 100g Farenga Op-Ed Pieces Masters of Power 10 Ancient Lives Focus Questions on Julius Caesar 1 Read carefully through the

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ARLT 100g Masters of Power: 10 Ancient Lives Farenga Focus Questions on Julius Caesar Op-Ed Pieces 1. Read carefully through the three op-ed pieces we distributed in class. (They are also on Reserve—remember that the password for our course in the Ares Reserve system is “pericles.”) Then quickly review the criteria for op-eds that we looked at on the sheets from David Shipley and Marie Danziger. 2. Which of the three pieces (Hanson on Peloponnesian War, Rogers on Alexander, Galsworthy on Julius Caesar) do you think is most successful and which least successful? What are your reasons for each choice? 3. Placing the argument of each piece to the side for a moment, whose writing do you find most suited to a successful op-ed piece? What are your criteria for effective writing? Plutarch’s Biography of Caesar 1. Since a Plutarchan biography can be a pretty complex construction, let’s divide this one into 4 major themes we can trace throughout Caesar’s life:
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2009 for the course ARLT 101g taught by Professor Gustafson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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