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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 does Catiline promise the people in question #55 if they help him?
2. Why is there a public voting for another consul?
3. What two groups came together to form Rome?
4. Why did the government become unsupportable?
5. Into what type of family was Catiline born?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who reads a letter from Catiline to the Senate, what does the letter say and what is the Senate's reaction to it?
2. What does Cicero ask of the Gauls and why?
3. What do Catiline's followers want to do with Cicero?
4. What assassinations does Catiline plot and what does he plan to do with Piso?
5. What does Cicero know of Manilos and what does he do about it? What is he told to do about it?
6. What does Cicero do with some of the conspirators and what is their ultimate fate? Who argues for their fate?
7. What does the Senate hear about Manilus and how does it affect Rome?
8. What is Catiline's only choice for his army? Who takes over Antonio's army and why? What does he do with the army before they fight?
9. In what manner did Sylla take over the government and what did he do with the army?
10. What does Sallust say happened because the society was fragile that led to the end of the society?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bocchus calls a meeting with Maruis, who sends Sylla in his place. Bocchus offers his submission and asks if he can come to Rome to meet with the Senate. Rome grants permission and they decide Bocchus was lead astray by Jurgurtha.
1. The above statement seems to imply that the Roman Senate is allowing Bocchus to abdicate responsibility for his actions. Do you think this is reasonable? Why or why not? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
2. What do you think is the similarities and differences between the Senate's decision about Bocchus and what is called "mitigating circumstances" in our justice system?
3. Do you think claiming to be under the influence of someone else is a valid mitigating circumstance? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
1. What do you think can account for the discrepancy between Sallust's opinions and experiences and recorded history?
2. Who writes history? Are historical records always accurate, mostly accurate, or slightly accurate? How can we know how accurate an historical record is?
3. What are some reasons history has been inadvertently recorded inaccurately? What are some reasons history has been recorded inaccurately intentionally?
4. Do you think it is ever justified to record an event inaccurately? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Sallust starts by talking about the strengths of the mind and the body. He puts the virtues of the mind above that of the body, but he understands that war needs both the mind for planning and the body for attacking.
1. Discuss the strengths of the mind versus the strengths of the body. Include in your discussion how one might complement the other and how one might interfere with the other.
2. Discuss the different uses of the body and the mind for war. Use examples from the text to support your answer.
3. Using the text as a resource, why do you think Sallust puts the virtue of the mind above that of the body? Use examples from the text to support your answer.
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