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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Freedom is mainly the domain of whom?
2. As what do his views become known?
3. How do many in the nobility view the princeps?
4. With whom do the patricians conflict?
5. Who has the most freedom in terms of the sovereignal aspect of freedom?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why have historians tended to downplay the role of freedom during this time period?
2. What is Paul's role in shaping Christianity?
3. Rome extends its power and rule to the Italian peninsula through a series of wars and conquests in 266 B.C. What are the consequences?
4. What is Reactionary Stoicism?
5. How do the beliefs of different sects compare?
6. What is the relationship between church and state at the end of the Middle Ages?
7. How does Augustus influence the interpretations of freedom?
8. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?
9. What is the purpose of this chapter?
10. What are the consequences of Jesus' crucifixion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Augustus sets the pace for the interpretations of freedom that will define the European chordal triad for the next 1,500 years.
Part 1) Who is Augustus? How does he set the pace?
Part 2) Why is he so influential? What power does he have over the region?
Part 3) How does Augustus change his persona for his people? Why does he do this?
Essay Topic 2
Athenians value civic freedom over personal freedom.
Part 1) What is the difference between civic freedom and personal freedom?
Part 2) Why do the Athenians prefer one over the other? Do all people in Athens feels this way? Why or why not?
Part 3) How is this Athenian value reflected in our society today?
Essay Topic 3
Patterson uses Greek tragedy to support several points.
Part 1) What is a Greek tragedy? How does he use this to support several points?
Part 2) How does this metaphor enhance the book for the reader?
Part 3) Must the reader understand Greek tragedies to understand the author's use of them? Explain.
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