The study of literature in the Omnibus classes are grouped typically in historical areas:
Classical School of Wichita Reading Lists
The laws of reason bound the possibilities of inference.
The activities of human reason:
Formal Logic provides validity of an argument (terms, propositions and conclusions) as to their proper connection.
Material Logic examines the content of terms.
Occasionally we will be called upon to write a ‘Research Paper’. Technically, this is not a ‘Thesis Paper’, but would be more akin to a ‘proof’ that could be included in a Thesis.
Below find a link to a sample paper done in the “Chicago Manual of Style” Format. Link to Perdue.com
Research Plan I – Friday Week 6
The research plan will eventually evolve into the arguments and grammatical material (logic and grammar) of the Thesis. Beginning with an invention sheet based on the Working Hypothesis, the student conducts an ‘A.N.I’ (affirmative, negative, interesting) assessment based on the Five Common Topics. These results, mostly questions, will indicate the direction of research.
The Five Common Topics are:
Arrange your questions by these categories, approaching each as a positive, a negative, and an ‘interesting’ aspect of the question.
Roman government during the monarchy:
Roman Government of the Republic:
The Romans separate themselves from their Etruscan kings, with the expulsion of Tarquinius Superbus, establishing the early Early Republic Timeline.
Of particular importance is the historic struggle of Rome to maintain its Republican ideal in the face of the pressures of a global empire.
The Roman Republic, in gaining control of Italy, finds itself facing Magna Graeca, followed by Carthage. These wars bring Rome into contact with the entities to the east. See The Conquest of the Mediterranean, a timeline covering the events leading to social upheaval in Rome.
The Fall of the Republic , a timeline covering the events between the slave wars and the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Examine a presentation concerning the ‘Social War’
Reading Guides for the Penguin edition of ‘Cicero: Selected Works’
Part I of the Second Philippic against Antony Cicero Reading Guide