. Read "Cincinnatus Saves Rome: A Roman Morality Tale" (5-1b). In this excerpt, does Livy's story appear to be historically valid? Why or why not? Why were the "common folk" less pleased than the officials at seeing the Dictator? Were their fears accurate and what were their views of him likely to have been twenty days later? What elements of this story inspired later generations to hail Cincinnatus as "the noblest Roman of them all"?2. Read "The Roman Fear of Slaves" (5-2d). Was the rise of slavery inevitable as the Roman Empire expanded? Why or why not? Would the fear of slave uprisings and the use of inhumane punishments be typical of most societies where slavery was common? Would the Roman response to slave violence be similar to that of slave owners in the American South be fore the Civil War? Why or why not?
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