Hist. 101 = Early Western Civilizations

Paper - Argumentative Essay on Ancient Rome


Question:  Why was Rome able to build and maintain and empire that dominated the Mediterranean world?




After doing this assignment you will have a clear idea of the rise and dominance of Rome, as well as an understanding of complexity of the Mediterranean economic and cultural world.


After doing this assignment you should be able to:



  1. Read all the primary sources dealing with Rome.
  2. Read all the textbook readings on or dealing with Rome.
  3. Write an argumentative essay of no more than 700 words that answers the following question:


Why was Rome able to build and maintain an empire that dominated the Mediterranean world?   Use at least 2 different primary sources from the class, of your choice, to illustrate your stance.

(You may take any stance you want, but your argument must be original and well proven.)



Submission instructions/Requirements (Failure to follow any of these will result in grade deductions)

-Submit paper as an attachment in the assignment box of Canvas before the due date and time.

-Must be in one of the following formats:    doc, docx, or pdf

-You must  use Footnotes for all information except that which comes from your own mind.

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-Most follow the formatting outlined on the syllabus and Kinch’s Writing Guide.



You will be assessed on your ability to analyze the historical era to develop, set forth, and prove your argument using primary and secondary sources effectively.