Unformatted text preview: and the family. What different aspects of their lives reflect the importance of these duties? What was the relationship between the family and the state? Did Greeks and Romans have different ideas about these duties? 4. Compare ideas and practices of religion among the Greeks, Romans, and Christians. What were the similarities and differences in religious ideas and practices? Did Christianity draw on the Greco-Roman world or was it radically different? 5. What were the reasons for the transformation and decline of the Roman Empire during and after the Third Century AD? Was it self-inflicted? Was it caused by outside forces? How accurate is it to speak of the “fall” of the Roman Empire? 6. How did the Hellenistic period serve as a bridge from the era of classical Greece to the period of Roman domination? What elements of continuity and change did Hellenism provide between Greece and Rome?...
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- Spring '08
- Ancient Greece, primary source readings