RESEARCH PAPER INSTRUCTIONS
You will write a 46-page research-based paper (not counting title page and bibliography) focusing on the portrayal of the Roman Emperor Commodus (and/or the state of the Roman Empire during his reign) in film versus his portrayal by contemporaries and scholars.
In addition to the Gary North review (found in the Reading & Study folder), you must use at least 2 primary sources (such as Cassius Dio) and 4 secondary sources (e.g., monographs, scholarly journal articles, etc.). Be sure to provide a clear thesis statement based on your research.
The paper must be typed, double-spaced, and in current Turabian format (with title page and bibliography).