160 points, Deadline 10/11
What were the great periods of Roman change?
How did Rome become what it became?
What made in vulnerable?
What are some ways Rome shaped the modern world?
We will identify and explain the major periods in the growth, maintenance, and collapse of Rome.
We will identify and explain key factors related to the infusion of Christianity into the Roman Empire.
We will identify and explain the influence of Rome on western society and Europe in the years after its fall.
For this assignment you will write an essay of about 600 to 750 words that addresses one of the topics listed below.
Your essay needs to answer one of the question below with several well-written examples supporting a thesis statement and wrapped up by a clear conclusion.
Your essay needs to include a title page, and a separate page for citations.
Your essay needs to include at least two properly formatted citations and page numbers.
MLA formatting rules apply.
See the part of this rubric that relates to written work.
Click here to see the Roman timeline we used in class.
Here is the video about some examples of Roman engineering.
Click here to view the Rick Steves video overview of Rome that we viewed in class.
Click here to view the video about the death of Ignatius.
Click here for the textbook chapter about Rome and Christianity. Focus on pages 153-169.
Click here for the Google doc quick overview of Roman history from the Pax Romana to the fall of the Roman Empire.
The Pax Romana - or Roman peace - was a period of about 200 years when Rome enjoyed peace and prosperity. To learn more about it, click here.
Rome conquered Greece - and became captivated by it. Click here.
To view a good timeline of the Christianization of Rome, click here.