Attila the Hun
This paper discuses the life of Attila the Hun and the attacks that he led against the Roman Empire in the fifth century CE. The Huns destroyed many cities and killed numerous people, which gave Attila a reputation as a ruthless, frightening barbarian leader. Attila's attacks were one of the various factors that contributed to the downfall of the Roman Empire. The paper includes a 4 page report and a 2 page point-by-point summary of the material in the report.
Upper and Lower Class Rome
This paper provides a comparison and contrast of upper-class (patrician) and lower-class (plebian) Rome during the Roman Empire, including a number of daily lifestyle aspects from meals and housing to clothing and public entertainment. The significance of reinforcing social distinctions through public display for Roman society is addressed.
Legacies of Empire
Discusses legacies of four historical empires: Hellenistic (Alexander and successors), Roman, Byzantine, and Caliphal (Umayyad and Abbasid). For each empire, two major legacies are identified, and their interplay traced in the relations of East and West.
Origins of first Christian empire in 330 A.D., politics, culture, law, fall in 15th Cent.
Reaction to "Gladiator"
This paper is a reaction to the 2000 Ridley Scott film "Gladiator." Analyzes Maximus, the complex Gladiator character played by Russell Crowe. How the film represents the positive and negative of Ancient Rome.