Friday, October 22, 2010

Rome, Part II

Here is an excellent timeline of Roman history (for reference purposes).

There are three basic themes I'm going to cover today:

Slavery as it related to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire

Hellenistic culture as it is manifest in Rome: i.e., Culture as Order

The Problems and triumphs of the empire, but what fundamental flaws led to its downfall.

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