The Agricola; and the Germania; Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the only ones allowed to decide on capital punishment, imprisonment, and flogging?

2. Who were the first to be known as Germani?

3. Tacitus criticized the Germans' agriculture calendar because of what?

4. Modern knowledge shows what about Tacitus' account of German dress?

5. What physical attributes did Tacitus describe in the German people?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Despite Tacitus' claimed that Germans seemed pure without intermarriages of other cultures, how did his work "The Germania" show otherwise. What evidence shows mixture of culture, habit, morals, ethics, and beliefs?

Essay Topic 2

Describe how religion played a role in German culture. How was it involved in their history, their belief of human origin, warfare, etc.?

Essay Topic 3

Compare the state of cultural morals between Germany and the Roman Empire, such as the morals of loyalty to an emperor or king, the commitment of marriage, the bond between a parent and child, etc.

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