The First Man in Rome Topics for Discussion

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Describe the class distinctions in Roman society. In what way is it possible to overcome one's class in Roman society? Give examples from the novel.

What does it mean to be the First Man in Rome? What does this title say about Roman society? In what way does Marius embody the qualities of the First Man in Rome?

Describe the relationship between Marius and Sulla. In what way are the two characters similar? In what way are they different?

Why do the Boni oppose Marius? In what ways does his justify this opposition?

Explain the differences between Julilla and Julia. What do both of these characters say about Roman society and the role of women?

Describe the similarities and differences between Roman society and our own .

Roman society is heavily religious; describe the importance of religion in the action of the novel.

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