Exam 2 - Rome. Here are three general areas or topics to...

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Unformatted text preview: Rome. Here are three general areas or topics to consider. One of these will be eliminated for the exam and you will have a choice of the remaining two. In any case, be sure to provide specific supporting evidence for your generalizations. 1. Social aspects of the two civilizations: the individual and his/her role in the society, family relations, classes, etc. Pages 167-8 and 193-6 may be particularly useful. 2. The decline of the two empires: internal and external reasons for their collapses with your evaluation. Pages 164-6, 190-2, and 197 may be useful. 3. The accomplishments and successes of the two civilizations with your evaluation of them. Evidence for this is scattered throughout the readings. Dont forget to make use of your notes and primary source readings in Esler and on Blackboard....
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