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Question: In Plato’s Crito, is there a valid ‘agreement’ between Socrates and the City of Athens, as Socrates claims? Would such an agreement justify Socrates’ decision?

Answer: In Plato’s Crito, Socrates has been sentenced to death for corrupting the...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 67%
  • Words: 1202
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: November, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2057

Question: Outline the dominant meanings of leisure activities & public entertainment in the Roman empire including the effectiveness of this discourse.

Answer: Fronto, writing in the second century, stated that Trajan knew that the...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 3279
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2055

Question: How valid are the arguments against Athenian democracy presented by the Old Oligarch?

Answer: The Old Oligarch wrote his Constitution of the Athenians towards the end...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 64%
  • Words: 2156
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2051

Question: Assess the differences and similarities between the tombs belonging to kings and those of their subjects.

Answer: To first assess the differences and similarities between the tombs of the...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 63%
  • Words: 2414
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2054

Question: 1) Explain what is meant by the ‘social shaping’ of technology, using the example of irrigation
2) Give two further examples of technologies applied in the Near East that could be said to have been socially shaped
3) To what extent was the water supply of ancient Greece socially shaped?

Answer: Perhaps the simplest way in which to define the term the “social...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 1014
  • Date submitted: October 05, 2009
  • Date written: January, 2002
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2165

Question: For what reasons does Cicero think that the state and its laws have come into existence? Do you agree?

Answer: Cicero’s commonwealth represents a natural conclusion to his theory of man; that...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 61%
  • Words: 2841
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: December, 2005
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2060

Question: What can be discovered from Cicero’s correspondence and other writings of the concept of otium (leisure) and the evaluation of its pursuits in the late Republic?

Answer: For Cicero, a man’s otium was simply time spent free from political...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1196
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2059

Question: What kind of Image of Roman Society do we perceive from the story of the Sabine Women?

Answer: The famous story of the Sabine women was told by Livy in...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 1600
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2058

Question: What does painted pottery tell us about the importance of myth in archaic society?

Answer: The stories told in myths from archaic Greece are rich in description,...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2173
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2056

Question: What were the main themes of Herodotus’ work? What is Herodotus’ perspective on foreign cultures and history?

Answer: One of the themes that permeates throughout the whole of ‘the Histories’...


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  • Subject: History
  • Course: Ancient History
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: 60%
  • Words: 2588
  • Date submitted: August 31, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2053

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