Purpose of the guide
The purpose of this guide is to give you general guidelines on resources at Emory that can be useful for your essay assignment. It will be divided into a section on finding books at the Library and instructions on conducting searches in databases.
Selection of an object from the Persian cultures covered in this class from one one of the following museums or digital collections:
Draw your object, taking care to include as much detail as possible.
Write a 1,500–2,000 word essay placing your object in the context of the Ancient Persian world by relating it to ONE aspect of the society in which it was created.
Examples of choices and what to write about:
Choose only one theme and use that to shape your essay.
You can be creative in your choice of a theme, but you must make a logical connection between your object and the aspect of the society you choose to discuss.
You should use a minimum of five non-internet sources to conduct your research. At least one of these sources should be an ancient text. You will collect these sources from research in the library and from the bibliography in your textbooks.
Use the Chicago Manual of Style bibliographic system