Primary source essay. Your essay should be about 1000 words (900 minimum to 1050 maximum), typed, double-spaced,12-point type and must include the word count. Do NOT use any sources other than the appropriate primary source readings, and do NOT collaborate with anyone else.
You must use the primary sources in the Revel Source Collection to support your thesis or the assignment will be considere-d incomplete. Cite the sources in parenthetical notes, e.g. (Vergil, Aeneid 1.25). Additionally, the essay must be uploade-d as a Word document on Blackboard Safe Assign no later than date listed on the syllabus. Late papers will not be accepte-d and NO essay will be accepted by email. Write an essay that responds to the following set of questions.
Your answer must use specific historical examples in support of your analysis; and it must contain quotations from the primary sources in the Revel Source Collection, e.g., Polybius, Vergil’s Aeneid, etc. There is no need to quote the Kagan textbook: this material provides the historical context for the sources and should be paraphrased in your own words once you have mastered its content. The Greek historian Polybius attributed Rome’s success in conquering the Mediterranean world touts values and its system of government.
What were the fundamental values of Roman society during the time of the Republic (i.e., pietas, fides, gravitas, and constantia). displayed by the epic hero Aeneas in Vergil’s Aeneid. However, how did they help the Romans acquire a world empire? How did certain aspects of the Roman social system. such as the paterfamilias and the patron-client system. Also provide social and political stability?
Describe the “balanced” constitution of Republican Rome and explain why it contributed to Roman greatness, including analysis from Polybius. What were Rome’s methods of dealing with its friends and enemies, and how did they make Roman expansion possible? In general, what factors made the Roman polis superior to any state in the Greek world? Support your analysis by making at least two direct points of comparison with classical Sparta, the Greek polis most similar to Rome.