170A - Classical
Archaeology: Greek Painting
The research component of your grade (30%) will include a
project on the topic
you chose that includes a group
oral presentation (10%) and an individual
Keep in mind the following guidelines:
1. A group presentation of no more
than 15 minutes length (will be strongly enforced for fairness) that
will include participation of all group members.
2. The duties and/or areas covered by members of the group (research
and/or presentation) will be independently determined by each group.
3. Format of presentation is up to the group - illustrations are
optional but often a good idea (see me well
in advance about medium of images and equipment requirements).
Handouts with a short bibliography and key terms, names etc. is
strongly encouraged (see me if you want them available online prior to
4. Reading in ancient literature and modern scholarship
what is assigned for class is required. (Please let me
know if you need help locating sources).
5. Research paper and presentation will cover the
archaeological, historical and stylistic aspects of your topic.
- Create a biography of the individuals or objects examined
- Mention important sources: literary, epigraphical and
- Examine the
style of the pieces as an expression of chronology, culture and
- Discuss the relevance of this topic or objects to ancient
Greek society/religion and to our study of
1. Each student will submit an individual and original research paper
based on the topic and parameters outlined above and presented orally.
2. The paper should be 6-8 pages, typed, double-spaced (regular font
and type) with no more than 1" margins all-around.
3. You will need to use several
sources for your research, possibly ancient and certainly modern
(minimum of three in
addition to textbooks
and CP materials). These must be
clearly cited in the text using the Harvard system (Shelton 2000:
27-30) and in full bibliographic entries at the end of the paper.
(Again, please let me know if you need help locating sources). For
bibliography (example): Shelton, K. 2000. "Chamber Tombs from Mycenae," Arch
NB: Information from the WEB is notoriously bad, but can be a good
source for references to follow up - so only ONE source may be used
(and cited) in the paper - preferably from a better site like Perseus (www.perseus.tufts.edu)
Websites should be sited by an abbreviation in the
text (Perseus "Olympia") and fully including web address and date of
accession in the bibliography.
4. Proofread carefully. With today's computer spell and grammar
checks, there is no excuse for sloppy errors.
5. Illustrations are welcomed, but do not count towards the page total.
6. Be very conscious of structure: provide a clear
conclusion, and arrange your arguments logically and succinctly.
7. A preliminary annotated
bibliography is due in class on Tuesday,
8. Be sure to hand in your paper on time (by 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9th). Late
papers will not be accepted
nor will submissions by e-mail.
Please come to see me at any time if I can provide advice or
assistance. You may prepare a rough draft to "pass by me" (presentation
and/or paper) if it would help in your preparation process, but of
course is optional.