Assignment Senior Seminar Spring 2019

Length: 2-3 pages (not including cover or bibliographical pages, or supporting material) Format: 12 point font, Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, double spaced, page numbers.

Due: Tuesday, 14 May 2019, before 3pm, via Canvas.

Focus your paper on a clear claim. Position your claim at the end of your introductory paragraph, and defend your claim through your paper’s argument. Please proofread your paper. I encourage you to turn in a second or third draft of your paper.

Your paper claim should pertain to the issues raised by the prompt below, but do not use a “direct” answer to a prompt question as your paper claim.


Herodotus pays a lot of attention to other people’s stories. Why? What contribution could other people’s stories make to a (Socratic) “examined life”? How? Are other people’s stories necessary to an examined life? Why?


Construct a clear claim that interprets a specific line or idea from Herodotus’s History. Please limit yourself to the selection available on Canvas.