World History Homework Four Answers - Student Seventeen

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Jonathan R.

1. Who is your favorite Roman emperor, and why? I don’t quite have a “favorite”, so I will tell about a good one that I find interesting…Diocletian was a sort of nutty character, thinking that he could suppress Christianity by ordering them to worship him. And also trying to avoid taxation, he required farmers to stay on their land and other workers to stay in their jobs for the rest of their lives.

Good, may use as a model answer!

H6. Attila the Hun: discuss this remarkable person. Attila the Hun was absolutely stunning to the Roman Empire. He could have taken all of it, and there are theories as to why he didn’t, some being that he didn’t think the Romans to be a worthy opponent, or maybe he felt bad for them. No one knows for sure why he made the choice he did. He, being a great warrior, choked to death on a mere nosebleed at the age of 47.

Terrific again.

3. Compare and contrast the Roman Empire in the West with the Byzantine Empire. The Western Roman Empire had been ruled by Constantine, who converted to Christianity, then made it the official religion of Rome. He then went on to fight the ruler of the eastern half in A.D. 314. Constantine defeated the East, killing it’s emperor, Licinius, uniting both halves into one very powerful Roman Empire…..The Byzantine Empire was always the wealthier of the two, and Western Rome declined to some extent because of economic reasons, while the Eastern half fell to an attack during a weakened complex governmental system.

Superb, may use this as a model answer. Note: its, not it's, in the phrase "its emperor."

4. Comment on the significance of the Roman language, Latin. Latin is an extremely powerful language because it has powerful meanings to its words; thus, a more powerful society. It also explains abstract nouns, and the like, with ease.


5. Explain what Pax Romana was. First of all, Pax Romana is Latin for “the Roman peace.” This was a period of peace in Rome under the “Five Good Emperors” from 27 B.C. to A.D. 180. The five emperors were: Nerva, Trajan (who ruled over more land than anyone), Hadrian (who built defensive walls), Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius.

Excellent again, I think I'll use this one in the model answers.

6. Current events question: What about the decline of the Roman empire reminds you of the United States today? A weak leader may be cause for concern in any situation, and Rome’s last emperor was a mere nine-year-old named Romulus Augustus. We may want keep tabs on how our new President handles the problem we currently have.


7. Challenging question (choose "a" or "b"): (a) all of world history so far in this course can be attributed either to God paving the way for Jesus, or the devil creating obstacles for Him. Discuss. (b) there should be an entire course taught about Christianity overcame the anti-Christian Roman empire. Discuss why.

(b) I think this question is two sides of the same coin: God is always paving the way for his plan because that’s where everything will end up anyway. The other half of this question is irrelevant because Satan can only create obstacles for individual humans, not for God, as my understanding of the question would imply.

Terrific work: 70/70. Perfect!--Andy Schlafly 15:25, 3 March 2009 (EST)