Essay Topic 1
According to Claudius, what is the purpose of the book, and does it achieve its goal? In what ways does it achieve its goal? If it does not, what is missing? What does it achieve?
Essay Topic 2
Herod states that he is still an "uncivlized Edomite at heart" and it is a privilege to learn from a Roman matriarch, Claudius Antonia. Write an essay explaining why Herod might feel this way despite being raised in Rome since childhood.
Essay Topic 3
Describe Herod's character. Who is he and what kind of man does he present himself as? How does he present himself to varying people? What are his motives? Cite examples from the book that display these characteristics.
Essay Topic 4
What are the causes and effects of Caligula's rule? How does Caligula become emperor? During his rule, what state is the empire in? What major changes are...
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