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Expansion of Rome in Italy and the Mediterranean basin

For this assignment you will be writing a short paper answering ONE of the questions below on the Roman Republic and Early Empire. After using the required primary source documentation and your texts you will answer the following questions, providing evidence and documentation to support your conclusion.


Study the expansion of Rome in Italy and the Mediterranean basin. Choosing ONE of the following three regional conflicts, describe the origins, course and outcome of Roman expansion (Roman expansion in Italy to 100 BC, the Punic Wars against Carthage, or the Macedonian and Syrian Wars in the eastern Mediterranean). What were some of the economic, social and political consequences of conquest?

Guidelines: As a formal written assignment this paper will need to be proofread, spell checked, contain a cover sheet, a bibliography and citations in Chicago/Turabian style footnotes or endnotes throughout your paper for all information that you use from your sources. This paper should have a word count of between 1,000 and 1,200 words (discounting citation and bibliography). Please use a minimum of four quality academic sources.


Coversheet with student name, assignment, course number, date and institution
Restatement of the question to be answered verbatim before the essay.
Double-space essay and use standard one-inch margins.
Introduction with thesis describing paper map. Please bold your thesis which should be the last sentence of introduction.
Narrative with word count between 1,000 and 1,200 words (discounting citation and bibliography).
Citation using Chicago-Turabian footnotes or endnotes (no parenthetical citation allowed). Please use computer generated footnote or endnote superscript numbering.
Minimum of four sources. (Please use academic caliber primary and secondary sources to construct this paper. You may not use Tertiary sources (stay away from Online Sources unless they are from a museum, government source, or university or college website. Please see source requirements and restrictions).
Full bibliography in Chicago-Turabian style.
Please refrain from using contractions or first person in your writing. Stay in academic third person.
Make certain to include life or reign dates, conflict dates, battle dates, or civilization dates when first introducing in your paper.
Please submit your paper as a .doc, .docx, or .rtf file with a file format similar to lastnamefirstnameHIST302ShortPaper: Example CareyBrianHIST301ShortPaper

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