Compose an analytical essay of no less than 1,250 words in length (approximately four to
five pages, double-spaced, 12-point font, and 1” margins) that addresses the following question:
In what ways did the myths contribute to shaping group identity in the Classical Greek and/or
Roman world(s)? To complete this assignment, you should perform the following tasks:
1) Confine your argument to one of the following four identities: gender, class, community,
or ethnicity; or discuss a combination of identities. However, I recommend no more than
2) Make your thesis statement as specific as possible. Don’t just restate the prompt with one
or more of the categories; instead, tell me exactly what you intend to argue.
3) Use evidence from lecture, the textbook, and discussion readings to support your
argument; do not use evidence outside the course content (i.e., no outside research).
Also, remember that primary source evidence carries more weight than secondary source
4) Use passages from at least two different primary sources to support your argument and
read those passages as closely and carefully as possible. This will help ensure accuracy
and lend nuance to your argument.
We have to use two sources to prove our point. One of which is the text book. Morford, Mark, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham. Classical Mythology.10thed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.
The focus is only during the classical period.