comparative analysis paper for history through film class

This will be a paper that analytically compares one (1) of the films viewed during the course with no more than two (2) of the primary texts in relation to a specific topic, theme, interpretation, perspective, or approach. For the substance of your paper, you will rely upon direct quotes taken from the primary text(s) and from the film, providing commentary and analysis to support your chosen topic. As a comparative paper, you must show explicit connections, differences, and relations in this paper between the primary text(s) and the film. Your Comparative Analysis Paper is to be 6-7 pages in length using 12 font and double-spaced in the University of Chicago (footnotes) format.

films:
1. 300
2. The 300 Spartans 3. Alexander
4. Spartacus
5. Gladiator

readings:
1. Plutarch, On Sparta. Edited and Translated by Richard J. A. Talbert. Penguin. (2005) ISBN: 9780140449433
2. Alexander the Great: Selections from Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius Edited and Translated by James Romm. Hackett (2005) ISBN: 0872207277
3. Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents. Edited and Translated by Brent Shaw. Bedford/St. Martins. (2001) ISBN: 9781319094829
Handouts (as PDF files)
4. Herodotus, The Battle of Thermopylae
5. Plutarch, Life of Alexander
6. Historia Augusta (excerpts on Marcus Aurelius and Commodus)
7. Dio Cassius, Roman History

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