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Ancient Humanities thesis

1.What were some of the reasons the Romans emerged as a very practical people? In what areas of Roman life do we see evidence of their practical nature? Provide and explain at least one example (from both the Roman Culture Lecture Presentation and the Roman Architecture Lecture Presentation) of Roman contributions to the Humanistic tradition that reveals this practical and/or pragmatic outlook.
2.What made the Colosseum such an important part of Roman life? What was its overall purpose? What are some of its architectural characteristics (both inside and out)?
3. Who is Paul of Tarsus? What is he known for? Why is he such an important figure for the development of early Christianity?
4. What were living conditions like for early Christians in the Roman Empire? How did this influence the development of early Christian art? Provide, describe, and explain at least 2 examples.

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