Argumentative Essay on Ancient Religion

Hist. 101 = Early Western Civilizations
Paper 1- Argumentative Essay on Ancient Religion
 
Question:  What was the role of the gods for people in the ancient world?
 
Purpose
Knowledge:
After doing this assignment you will have a clear idea of the role of the gods in the ancient world, and the complexity of the relationship of the religion to society, government, and culture in ancient western civilizations.

Skills:
After doing this assignment you should be able to:

Synthesize multiple sources to concisely create an effective argument.
Use evidence from both primary and secondary sources to prove your argument.
Analyze material based on historical context.

NOTE= remember this is a history course, not a literature course.

 
Task

Read the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Read all the textbook readings through ancient Greece. (before Alexander the great)
Write an argumentative essay of no more than 700 words that answers the following question:

 

Based on your new found knowledge of the ancient world (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece) and using Gilgamesh: What was the role of the gods for people in the ancient western world?

(You may take any stance you want, but your argument must be original and well proven.)
 
 Tips

The book is evidence.  It should be used along with other evidence to prove your argument.   It is NOT the subject of the paper.
Remember this is a history course, not a literature course.

Submission instructions/Requirements (Failure to follow any of these will result in grade deductions)
-Submit paper as an attachment in the assignment box of Canvas before the due date and time.
-Must be in one of the following formats:    doc, docx, or pdf
-You must  use Footnotes for all information except that which comes from your own mind.
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–Most follow the formatting outlined on the syllabus and Kinchs Writing Guide.

 
 
Criteria
You will be assessed on your ability to analyze the historical era to develop, set forth, and prove your argument using primary and secondary sources effectively.

and you can see the gilgamesh click on this  link it’s summary of gilgamesh story. 
please, dont forget to use the  Gilgamesh any quote in this argument paper.