This assignment contains 4 primary source documents that contain accounts of three Roman emperors during the third century. (Caracalla 211-217 CE, Philippus 244-249 CE, Maximinus 235-238 CE)
(1.) Caracalla’s Extortions, Roman History by Dio Cassius
(2.) Petition to Emperor Philip 245 CE
(3.) Extortions of Maximinus, by Heroidian of Antioch (CE 165-255)
(4.) Extortions of Maximinus, by Heroidian of Antioch (CE 165-255)
Each document has 1-4 questions each to help students analyze the sources and understand the time period. (Total Questions 15.)
Finally students will be given a writing prompt; Applying information from one document to another, citing when appropriate, answer the following question; what conditions in late Roman society undermined the social and political bonds between rulers and the ruled?
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