Rome Compare and Contrast Essay

What aspects of Roman culture still have relevance in our lives today? How have these evolved since Roman times? How similar are the lives of people in ancient and modern times?

The basic needs of a society remain constant through time; although, they are impacted by the progress, innovation and changing demands of culture.  Select a topic that you feel was significant in Roman daily life.  Identify and explain how your topic is relevant today and mention how and why it has evolved over time.  What were the reasons for the change? Why is it still a significant part of our society today?

Here is a guideline for the STRUCTURE of the essay:

INTRODUCTION: hook, background, mention your three body topics, thesis (The [insert topic here] of today is both alike and different from the [insert topic here] of Ancient Rome.)

BODY 1 : topic sentence, how is [insert sub-topic #1] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

BODY 2 : topic sentence that includes a transition from body 1, how is [insert sub-topic #2] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

BODY 3: topic sentence that includes a transition from body 2, how is [insert sub-topic #3] in Rome similar to modern times?, how is it different from modern times?

CONCLUSION: restate thesis, mention all three things again, something memorable

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