I, Claudius Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Pick one of the following characters and contrast the character in the story with his or her historical character:

a) Augustus

b) Tiberius

c) Livia

d) Caligula

e) Claudius

Essay Topic 2

Contrast the Roman path to power with the American path. What does it take to be a successful person in Rome compared to what it takes in our country? Are the definitions of success the same in both cultures? If not, how do they differ?

Essay Topic 3

Is this novel simply an entertaining story, or are there parallels to our modern world? Write an essay identifying and analyzing any parallels you can find, whether social, political, or moral, to our modern world.

Essay Topic 4

Research a paper about the institution of slavery in Ancient Rome.

Essay Topic 5

Contrast the Ancient Roman concept of life, death, and afterlife with our modern concepts.

Essay Topic 6

Livia was...

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