Battle of Thermopylae from Herodotus Western Civilization Essay

Primary Source Essay 1 (35 points)Complete the Primary Source Essay 1 by choosing one of the two selections below. Essay Instructions: Select ONE of the primary source readings from those included below and write an essay on the selection.  In writing this essay, integrate information from the textbook with the primary source reading. Write an introduction paragraph and present a thesis to the reader. Choose relevant and specific examples to support your arguments in an appropriate number of body paragraphs. Write a unified essay while answering each of the bulleted questions and organize the information by placing it in logical sequence. Come to a conclusion in a separate paragraph. The use of any other sources beyond the one(s) assigned as well as the textbook in writing the essay is not expected. If other sources are used to gather information they must be documented and “historical” or written by a professional historian.  If information (not just quotations) is used from a source and not documented, that is plagiarism, a form of cheating. See the section on documentation and Academic Honesty in the Syllabus. Also, if direct quotations are used from the sources assigned, textbook, or any other material they must be properly documented and a works cited page included. Submit the essay by following the instructions associated with the link at the bottom of this page.Assignment Selections:1. Read the following selection about the battle of Thermopylae from Herodotus¬í The Histories: (This is one of the most famous battles in history, and a very excellent story). Using this source and your text, write an essay of 700-900 words answering the following questions:2. Read “Pericles’ Funeral Oration” from the The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides. You may use any book source for this that you choose, but it is available at: Also Read The Melian Debate at: (You must read and analyze BOTH primary sources.)Using these sources and your text, write an essay of 700-900 words answering the following questions.