Appendix: Short Essay Topics You will write one 4-5 page paper based on one (1) of the assigned topics

Appendix: Short Essay Topics
You will write one 4-5 page paper based on one (1) of the assigned topics below. This
Daper wIll center on vour analvsis of the assigned orimarv source readnas. other course
materials. and onune discussions. DO NOldo external research for this naver. Due Date
(to be submitted electronically via D2L): Friday, October 14, by 5 pm Atlantic.
1._ Descrine the constitution of the Roman Republic, including the various magistracies assemblies, and the methods of voting. What were some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Republican system? How does the Roman Republic compare to governments today? Be sure to use spectic examples from the primary source
readings.
2.
Describe the sources for Rome’s foundation, the Regal Period, and the Early-Mid Republic. What are the challenges facing ancient historians seeking to reconstruct Rome’s past? How do the standards of evidence and truth adopted by ancient sources
compare to our own? Be sure to use specific examples from the primary source readings
3. Describe the expansion of Rome during the Middle Republic. To what extent was Rome actively imperialistic. and to what extent to Rome “stumble upon” its overse empire? How was Rome able to triumph over its rivals in Carthage and the Greek East? Be sure to use specific examples from the primary source readings.
reading is down below, also there is a book can be use .
Ralph W. Mathisen, Ancient Roman Civilization: History and Sources (Oxford University
Press, 2018). ISBN: 9780190849603. = ROMAN CIV*

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