Need help with my History question – I’m studying for my class.
The following are the two topics for the essays that are supposed to be written on.
You are to write two essays of at least 850 words each (1700 words in total).
At the end of each essay you should write down the word count. You are welcome to go over the minimum word count. You should use short quotations and references from the text.Keep in mind that the strongest essays will include material from multiple sessions. Use materials from at least two sessions (lectures) for each essay, preferably three or more if you can. *(text: The Golden Age of Greece and the Hellenistic World)
How does the governmental and social structure of the Greek-city states (especially that of Athens) in the Classical Age compare to that the Roman Republic? What were the major problems, societal and otherwise, that they faced that led to the eventual collapse of democratic and Republican styles of government in both Greece and Rome?
Compare and contrast the roles of religion in the Islamic, Byzantine, and western European worlds in the period 300-760. How central was religion to governmental and/or societal structure in these areas during those 460 years?
A complete answer will attempt to cover the entire period in question, and remember that it is generally more fruitful to search for differences rather than similarities when you compare and contrast different ideas and events.