short paper on homer s illiad

The version of the book to cite MUST BE: Homer, The Iliad, trans. R. Lattimore (Chicago).

These are the instructions for the paper:

  • Grading criteria:your grade will be based on the overall effectiveness of your argument, which includes the logic and sophistication of your thesis and supporting analysis, the quality and relevance of your evidence, and the style and clarity of your writing.Your thesis must directly address the topic you select and you must state your thesis clearly in your paper.Also, for every point that you make, you need to support it with examples from the primary sources of evidence.
  • Format:12 pt font, double-spaced, and one-inch margins.
  • Citing sources:you may cite quotations with parenthetical notes.For example:”Of all things the measure is man” (Protagoras, Reader 119).Notice that the ending quotation mark comes before the parenthetical note and the period comes after the parenthetical note.
  • Include a cover page with a descriptive title that sums up the thesis of your essay (and not just Paper Topic #1).
  • Proofread your paper.

Please write an essay of approximately three (3) typed, double-spaced pages on:

ESSAY QUESTION: Why would the Greeks believe in the gods that are depicted in the Iliad? Develop a thesis that explains how the gods may have served the Greeks’ religious needs and support your thesis with specific examples from the Iliad.

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