ILS205EssayAssignment - Socrates’ defense What verdict...

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Integrated Liberal Studies 205: Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought I Political Science 501: Ancient and Medieval Western Political Thought Fall 2007 First Essay Assignment: Choose one of the following and write a succinct, critical, text-based essay. ILS papers will be 5 double-spaced pages. Political Science papers will be 10 double-spaced pages. Papers are due at the beginning of class, Tuesday, October 30. Feel free to discuss this with your classmates and in your discussion sections, but be sure to submit only your own work. If you have not already, please refer to chapter 14 of the University of Wisconsin System Administrative code regarding Academic Misconduct and plagiarism. Essay Topic 1: You’ve read Plato’s Apology . If Achilles were a juryman, what would he have thought of
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Unformatted text preview: Socrates’ defense? What verdict would he have reached? Essay Topic 2 Socrates twice had the opportunity to avoid the death penalty. Why didn’t he? Essay Topic 3 In the Homer, Herodotus, Plato, and Aristophanes we have read, there is scant mention of women. What do you make of this? Formatting parameters: 1. Your paper should be typed in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Double-spaced, with 1-inch margins. 2. Staple your pages. Use a real staple – not a “nature’s staple.” 3. Please give your essay an appropriate and informative title and a title page. 4. Please indicate on your title page which question you are addressing. 5. Please indicate on your title page your TA’s name. 6. When citing, use appropriate citations, preferably from the Chicago Manual of Style....
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