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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. What happens once Christianity appears?
2. With whom do the patricians conflict?
3. Since the sovereignal aspect of freedom dominates this era, historians have tended to ___________ the role of freedom.
4. How is Rome similar to Greece?
5. He extols the virtue of the ruler as what for the populace?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Reactionary Stoicism?
2. Describe the Roman economy and society.
3. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?
4. What phases exist in the development of early Christianity?
5. What is freedom at this time?
6. How does Augustus influence the interpretations of freedom?
7. How do the beliefs of different sects compare?
8. Why have historians tended to downplay the role of freedom during this time period?
9. What is Paul's role in shaping Christianity?
10. What is Reformist Stoicism?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The living conditions of many Athenian women are harsh.
Part 1) Describe these living conditions. Why are they harsh?
Part 2) What is the connection between their conditions and slavery?
Part 3) What is surprising about the women who have the harshest of living conditions? Why this surprising?
Essay Topic 2
The differing views of freedom lead to social conflict and upheaval.
Part 1) What are the differing views of freedom? How do they lead to conflict?
Part 2) How does the conflict and upheaval affect the society? Which group of individuals does it affect the most? Why?
Part 3) How has this occurred multiple times throughout history? Are the outcomes always similar? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Inner freedom is brought about by Greek religion.
Part 1) What is inner freedom? How is it brought about by Greek religion?
Part 2) Could it be brought about in any other way? Why or why not?
Part 3) How do societies today reveal a desire for inner freedom? What is the connection between the Greeks' belief in inner freedom and ours?
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