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The major writing assignment for this class is an original, thesis-driven essay (2,500 words minimum). The larger Writing Assignment is going to achieve: focusing exclusively on one specific ancient text, and providing a clear, provable, integrative thesis statement about it (or at least showing how it is a creation of a specific time and place). In addition to a clear, provable, integrative thesis statement, a coherent title must also be included (one that identifies the specific topic under consideration as well as offers your interpretive ‘take’ on it). Even though only one primary text will be the basis of this project, a formal bibliography should also be included (and be sure to include the translator!). There will be an attachment included that lists a bunch of primary sources you can use.