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Ancient Societies Assignment

HIEU 201

Evaluative Essay: Ancient Societies Assignment Instructions


The student will evaluate an historical theme using assigned sources for support and compose a properly formatted, scholarly paper. Please note, there will be two essay assignments that are separate assignments with different due dates.

Students will submit a thesis statement for
Evaluative Essay: Ancient Societies Assignment to the instructor for review. This pre-submission of the thesis statement will not be required for
Evaluative Essay: Medieval Cultures Assignment. 


The student will write two Evaluative Essays each discussing a chosen topic. The student will choose one of the given essay prompts to write on. The length of each paper should be 750 – 1100 words – not counting footnotes. The paper will use double spaced text, Times New Roman, 12 pt. font, standard margins, and indentation. The paper must use Turabian formatting.

The paper will include both a title page and a bibliography page. The student will use citations of the sources given in the prompts. The essay should use Basic Organization (except literature topic, given in literature document): The paper will consist of an introduction, body, and conclusion.

The introduction should be one paragraph and should introduce the main argument, ending with a strong thesis statement. The thesis statement is the one sentence argument. 

The body of the paper is a few paragraphs (3-4) that develop and support the argument while comparing the assigned documents. The body will also provide further analysis and Biblical evaluation. The body of the paper should provide specific examples and details from the assigned sources. 

The conclusion is the final paragraph, restating the argument and summarizing the main points of the paper, drawing conclusions for the reader. The conclusion should not provide new information. 

Evaluative Essay: Ancient Societies Prompts

Economy and Labor

3000 BC- AD 476

Slavery was a common part of ancient culture, often the result of warfare and conquest. In the following documents are laws and practices in both the Hebrew community and the Greek civilization for slavery. As you read, consider the similarities and differences between these two cultures, and how slaves were a part of each economy.

Your thesis statement should answer the following question, using the three sources here, as well as New Testament Scripture, for support.

How do these practices line up with Christ’s teachings about how we are to treat others?

See the Resources section of the Assignment Page for the below sources:

· Hebrew Slavery</p