Reading Assignments (Online Students Please Jump to the Bottom)

There are 3 required quizzes in the course and 5 possible quizzes to take. Each quiz will ask you about critical thinking exercises or concepts found at the end of each chapter in your reading assignments. The readings and the date they are due can be found below. Make sure you provide a good answer with 5 good important facts for each question. You must take all three of the quizzes or a grade of  D or E will be substituted for your overall quiz score.

Readings for January 27th quiz-  You should read David Soren and Archer Martin,  Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome, hereafter referred to as Soren and Martin. Read the preface, introduction and chapter one and be able to answer the critical thinking exercises at the end of the introduction and chapter one. Sometimes you will need to put in dates in order to complete an answer successfully. If you would like to know more about archaeology and how to become an archaeologist you can do the optional reading at the back of the book in Appendix Two.

Readings for  February 10th quiz: Read Soren and Martin, chapters 2 and 3 noting the critical thinking exercises at the end of the chapters. Sometimes you will need to put in dates in order to complete an answer successfully..

MIDTERM IS Monday, MARCH 6th. DON'T FORGET TO GO TO THE MIDTERM EXAMINATION STUDY GUIDE TO PREPARE FOR THIS. YOU WILL NOT BE EXCUSED FROM THIS MIDTERM IF YOU ALREADY MADE AIRPLANE RESERVATIONS OR DECIDED TO LEAVE TOWN EARLY FOR SPRING BREAK.

Readings for  quiz on Friday, February 24th: Read Soren and Martin, chapters 4 and 5 noting for the quiz the critical thinking exercises at the end of these chapters.

Readings  to be included on the midterm on Monday, March 6th. Read Soren and Martin chapter 6 and follow the critical thinking exercises. Read in the Roman History section of this website The Wrath of Sulla and subsequent sections about Sulla. Read also on the Roman History section of this website about Marcus Licinius Crassus, Pompey the Great, A Glorious Record, Fall of the Roman Republic, Civil War, The Die is Cast and Caesar's Reforms. Be able to discuss the Roman civil war and know about Julius Caesar, Marcus Crassus and Pompey the Great.

Reading Assignment for April 3rd quiz: Soren and Martin, chapters 7 and 8  noting the critical thinking exercises. Read also in the Roman History section Antony's Greatest and Bitterest Enemy, Cleopatra.  Also read in the Roman History section The Power and Authority of the Emperor, Establishment of the Augustan Principate, Persecutions Under Nero, Pompeii.

Reading Assignment for the April 17th quiz: Soren and Martin, chapters 9 and 10, noting the critical thinking exercises. Also read in the Roman History section Caesar and Christ. There is also optional reading at the back of Soren and Martin, in chapters XIV and XV which focus on how Romans perceived their Greek predecessors and what a provincial city was like during the empire.

Reading Assignment for the Final Examination on May 3rd: Soren and Martin, chapters 11, 12, 13, noting the critical thinking exercises at the end of each chapter. If you are interested, there is also optional reading at the back of the book in Appendix One about how to study ancient Roman pottery and material culture.