Your assignment is to imagine that you are living during one of the time periods we are studying during the semester( Greek period ), and also that you are a close friend/relative/associate of a historical figure. You can choose to be one of the following: A close friend of Socrates A Macedonian soldier traveling with Alexander the Great Cleopatras best friend A Senator living during Emperor Neros reign You will write a series of diary entries (4-6 entries in all) in the first-person in which you reflect upon your friend/relative/associate. Your diary entries should discuss, but not necessarily be limited to the following: The political situation surrounding the friend/relative/associate How your friend/relative/associate reacts to various situations, including obstacles and victories. General characteristics of the personality of your friend/relative/associate How other people feel about your friend/relative/associate. (Are they feared? Loved? Respected? Hated? Do they incite any other strong emotions? What causes the feelings about them you have highlighted? Please remember that the diary entries need to reflect the mores and culture of the time, rather than those of the twentieth-first century. So where should you begin? Start by looking up facts about the friend/relative/associate that can be found in your textbook. Then, go Wikipedia. Check out general information about your friend/relative/associate as well as the time period during which he or she lived. You can also check out other websites to get additional information. Finally, visit the library at UCC (virtually, that is) and do general searches in the library catalogue/database on the time period and your friend/relative/associate. There is a lot of room for creativity, so use your imagination along with the research you do! Citation: make sure you include a Works Cited page with all the resources you used This assignment must be at least 1200 words. THE A PAPER (90-100) Thesis: The author presents a thesis which is clear, easily identifiable, concise (both in the manner in which it is stated and the scope of the argument it sets out), plausible, and sufficient to answer the assignment. Organization: The author organizes the paper into concise paragraphs, each of which is guided by a strong topic sentence related to the thesis. Utilizing smooth and effective transitions, the author demonstrates a logical progression between paragraphs which consistently and coherently develops the central argument. Use of Evidence: The author smoothly integrates an appropriate amount of evidence from the assigned/approved sources into the paper. The evidence chosen and the manner in which it is used effectively supports the arguments being made, as well as demonstrating an understanding of the source and a faithfulness to its message. All evidence is properly cited. Critical Analysis: The author engages with course material in an innovative and/or critical fashion, avoiding the pitfalls of adopting secondary analysis and/or summarizing evidence rather than presenting an analysis of its relation to the thesis. The author also successfully identifies, develops, and diffuses potential counter-arguments. Mechanics: The author demonstrates an attention to detail and a high standard of academic rigor by avoiding errors in spelling, grammar, usage, and sentence construction. All formatting guidelines and other instructions related to the presentation of the paper are followed explicitly.