"roman forum presentations"
Classics Total Points to be gained: 40 Due Date: ________Thursday Oct. 2nd__________ Roman Forum Presentations Possible topics: Regia Curia (2) The Golden Milestone and the Spring of Juterna Basilica Aemilia Lacus Curtius Basilica Julia Arch of Septimius Severus (2) Temple of Saturn Lapis Niger Temple of Castor and Pollux Comitium Temple of Vesta Arch of Titus (must include a lot of information Temple of Julius Caesar and the Caesarian not in our books) Rostra (2) Temple of Antoninus and Faustina House of the Vestal Virgins (2) Shrine to Venus Cloacina Republican Rostra Temple of Venus and Roma (2) Prison Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Temple of Concord (not in the forum, but prominently Temple of Vespasian placed above the forum) The presentation: Will be 5-10 mins long. Will be composed in Google documents and shared with me at email@example.com before next Thurs. YOU MUST ALSO BRING A PRINTED COPY TO ME AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS THURS. I will check it over and make sure it is ok, or get revisions back to you by Friday. Presentations will begin Monday. REMEMBER THE RULES OF PLAGARISM AND LOOK AT THE PARAPHRASING EXAMPLES POSTED IN CLASS! You need to answer the following questions: 1. Where is the building/site in relation to the rest of the forum? 2. What was it used for? 3. When was it built and who built it? 4. What did it look like? 5. What kind of symbolic decoration adorned it? (include even small detains like moldings and friezes) 6. What overall message might the builders/designers have intended the monuments to hold- look at decoration, placement, overall design etc.? 7. Are there any interesting stories associated with this monument? Did any important historical events happen there? 8. Find pictures to illustrate your presentation, including at least on plan view (map view) of you monument and, if possible a reconstruction. Talk to me if you cannot find these things. 9. Cite your sources! See this site for the MLA format: http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/library/workshop/citmla.htm Remember Cicero’s elements of a good speech (and of course, how I use them to grade): Elements of a Description of Element (each 10 pts: 50 pts total) good speech: according to the Romans (modified) Arrangement/or Your presentation place should place your facts in a logical order. (Roman orators usually ganization (10 followed a preexisting order handed down to them) pts) style (10 pts) The Classical idea of "style" is analogous to the modern meaning of the word. Style is the way in which something is said or expressed. For example: you can say something in big words and long sentences, or you can speak plainly. You are generally wise to pick a style that you know your audience will like and understand. What sort of style do John McCain and Barack Obama use? Delivery (10 "Delivery" is the art of speaking well. It entails mastery of theatrical movement, body language, pts) intonation, enunciation, and the other elements of effective public speaking. INCLUDING PRONUNCIATION—ask me if you don’t know how to say something. Invention/proof For the Romans this mean picking the right facts and theories to talk about in order to support the (10 pts) points you make in your speech. This is particularly important for persuasive speeches. For our purposes I will ask you to use the questions above to guide your choice of facts and theories, but if you are doing a persuasive speech, you will need to add other things to make your case. Roman element Memory: "Memory" is the art and practice of improving mental retention so that a speaker need not left out of my rely on notes or (heaven forbid!) read his speech. Effective memory frees the speaker to focus on rubric—you are delivery (see below) and to establish full contact with the audience. It includes such things as the NOT required modern idea of "memorization" as well as mnemonic devices. to memorize your presentation Websites General: http://www.vroma.org/~forum/forum.html May not have enough information on the architecture http://penelope.uchicago.edu/~grout/encyclopaedia_romana/romanforum/romanforum.html May not have enough information on the architecture http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0054;layout=;loc=preface;query=toc Has more information than you’ll ever need. Use the table of contents to look for your monument (its name will be in Latin) Ask for help with this one—it is very hard to read. http://www.visiblepast.net/gwiki/index.php?title=Virtual_Roman_Forum The Digital Roman Forum Specific: Lacus Curtius: http://www.livius.org/la-ld/lacus_curtius/lacus_curtius.html Books: From My Library, handle with care.