Paper topics

Paper 2 topics

Answer one of the following questions:

— What is the significance of the goddess Venus for Roman politics and poetry?

— “It cost so much to found the Roman nation” (Aeneid 1.33). What, according to Vergil’s epic, are the costs of empire?

— To what extent is Vergil’s Aeneid a reflection of contemporary Rome?

— Discuss the depiction of power and tyranny in Seneca’s Thyestes. 

— Discuss the figure of the father in Roman life, politics, art, and literature.

Go back to the paper 1 prompts for tips for writing.

Further instructions:

  • Your second paper is due April 26th. 
  • This paper must be 5-7 pages in length and will make up 20% of your grade.
  • Format all papers double-spaced with Times New Roman, 12-point font, 1” margins at top and bottom, 1” margins on sides.
  • Papers must be printed and handed in (not emailed) on the stated date to your Teaching Fellow at the beginning of the lecture.
  • All papers MUST include references to primary sources discussed in this course (in lecture and/or in section).
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