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There seems to be no provision given in the school day or the school year for teachers to give the attention to serious research papers that they inevitably require.High school teachers have no Reading Days at the end of term, but perhaps they should, if we want students to learn how to write a decent term paper once before they graduate.

Instead Thrasybulus joined with other moderates to issue an amnesty that protected all but a few of the worst criminals.

The newly restored Athenian democracy held firmly to a policy of moderation and restraint, behavior that later won extraordinary praise from Aristotle: “The reaction of [the Athenian democrats] to their previous calamities, both privately and publicly, seems to have been the finest and most statesmanlike that any people has demonstrated.” Not only did they declare and enforce the amnesty, they even raised public money to remunerate the Spartans for the sum the Thirty had borrowed to fight the democrats.

was founded in 1987 to recognize and publish exemplary history essays by high school students in the English-speaking world and is known for being the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic work of secondary students.

As a Classical Scholar, Sebastian first presented his paper at St.

The study found that while 95% of those teachers surveyed believe that writing a research term paper is important or very important, some 62% of the teachers never assign a paper of moderate length (3,000-5,000 words), and 81% never assign a paper of over 5,000 words.

Candidates for the International Baccalaureate Diploma must complete a 4,000-5,000 word Extended Essay, and The Concord Review has published 572 history research papers (average 5,000 words with endnotes and bibliography) by high school students from 42 states (and 33 other countries) in the last 15 years.

“For they thought that this was the way to begin the restoration of harmony.

In other cities, when democrats come to power, there is no thought of expending their own money; on the contrary, they seize and distribute the land of their opponents.” (Constitution of the Athenians 40.2-3).

A senior-year research project that includes classical humanities is developed and presented to faculty, parents and peers. I have been studying and enjoying the Classics for several years and it’s gratifying that I can contribute something of value to the scholarship around the study of ancient Greek and Latin.” Graduating as class Valedictorian, Sebastian was also selected as a member of the Cum Laude Society in 2014.

Currently, Sebastian is reading for a BA in Jurisprudence at Oxford and serves on the Oxford Transitional Justice Research team, a large and diverse academic community conducting research on issues of transition in societies recovering from conflict and/or repressive rule.


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