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Roman Empire: Selecting a Topic

Supports Dr. Ronald J. Weber's class on the Roman Empire.

What makes a good topic?

A good research topic will be

  • Specific: you can deal with it in the short space of your paper
  • Time limited: this is Roman Empire, so first century C.E. on
  • Researchable: there are primary sources, books, and scholarly articles on the topic
  • Factual, not depending on personal opinion: you can demonstrate the correctness of your thesis

Examples:

Ancient Rome -- Economics -- Commerce -- Foreign trade -- Trade with the Black Sea region -- Trade with the Black Sea region from the first century C.E.

Ancient Rome -- Science -- Medicine -- Diseases -- Malaria -- Occurrence and treatment of malaria in Rome from the first century C.E.

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