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#151488 - Reply to this/ message me or misterymisterman (also me) tomorr…  [+] (1 new reply) 08/26/2014 on Advice - love advice,... 0
User avatar #151490 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
Okeydokey, thanks for the help.
#151487 - Text limit. 3b) Discuss the political program of Gaiu… 08/26/2014 on Advice - love advice,... 0
#151482 - Lemme see if I can help. I used to be good at this ****…  [+] (4 new replies) 08/26/2014 on Advice - love advice,... 0
User avatar #151484 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
Also, I think the passages would be done in an A, B, C, D format.
User avatar #151488 - chandelure (08/26/2014) [-]
Reply to this/ message me or misterymisterman (also me) tomorrow and I'll do the rest of this, unless it's super urgent - I gotta be up for an interview in four hours.
User avatar #151490 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
Okeydokey, thanks for the help.
User avatar #151483 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
I found a thing on the site saying what the phenomenon was.
"The 'phenomenon' to which we are referring in the examination question is the struggle of the Roman elite, or more specifically, of its leading members, to win glory and primacy (to be seen to have equalled and perhaps to have surpassed their ancestors, or those who had gone before them). So, in the exam question we envisage that we are asking you whether you see Augustus taking over Rome, as 'business as usual' (just a more extreme version of it), or did it represent a whole new ball game? If you want one kick-off point: how was what Augustus did different from what Sulla did?"

This is one of the passages.
(b) Of these [funeral orations] some are, to be sure, extant, which the families of the deceased have preserved as trophies of honour and for use on the death of a member of the same family, whether to recall the past glories of their house, or to support their own claims to noble origins. Yet by these laudatory speeches our history has become quite distorted; for much is set down in them which never occurred, false triumphs, too large a number of consulships, false relationships and transitions of patricians to plebeian status, in that men of humbler birth professed that their blood blended with a noble family of the same name, though in fact quite alien to them.
#151478 - Are you having problems with the content of the questions, or …  [+] (7 new replies) 08/26/2014 on Advice - love advice,... 0
User avatar #151479 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
I got the questions figured out now, answering them properly is always the struggle.
I can't write for shit.
User avatar #151487 - chandelure (08/26/2014) [-]
Text limit.

3b) Discuss the political program of Gaius Gracchus. Not too hard really, if you know said program reasonably well. Similar to 3a), the intro should talk about Gaius Gracchus in general a bit, list some of the key elements of his political program (i.e. the ones you'll write about) and state your general argument/ opinion of Gaius' political program.

Each paragraph should address a topic/ theme, like economy, society, culture, military, and then talk about his attitudes and rules towards them and how beneficial or harmful they were, using evidence to back up your points. For example, 'Gaius' heavy military spending and aggressive conscription of young men into the army proved beneficial for the empire as it allowed it to expand, bringing in money and resources and consolidating his reputation as emperor.' < No idea if that's true, just an example argument. Use evidence (i.e. money spent, battles won, awards awarded, quotes from historians about him, that shit) to make sure your arguments have weight. Like with 3a), end each paragraph with a conclusive statement about how good or bad his approach to that element of politics was. Conclusion should be similar too, restating your argument and summarising your conclusion and the evidence for it, based on the prior evidence in the earlier paragraphs.

I'll admit that I'm less certain on this one, as I've never done writing about politics, but it should be fine. You might also want to use comparisons to other ruler's politics in your paragraphs, e.g. how much worse Gaius' approach to managing welfare and the poor was than Augustus'. < Again, dunno if true.
User avatar #151482 - chandelure (08/26/2014) [-]
Lemme see if I can help. I used to be good at this shit. Just need some clarification on things.

Question 1, would the phenomenon you have been examining throughout the course the achievement of power by various important dudes (the ones you listed, etc)?

Question 2 seems pretty dependent on the passages below. Is there a general theme throughout the passages (politics, philosophy, governance, strategy etc) that you can use? Also, do you think this question should be written as one coherent essay, or a multi part a) b) c) style answer?

3 is fairly straightforward, so I can help with that now. a) "Discuss" in an exam question usually means evaluate, compare, contrast and conclude. So what you want to do is make sure you know the different theories about Tiberius' motivation, then pick whichever you think is the strongest/ most likely/ one you agree with and formulate your essay around that. Introductory paragraph should talk about Tiberius in general, and what he was motivated to do, and also summarise very briefly each motivation you're going to talk about. End the intro by summarising your argument - for example, "I believe x theory best explains Tiberius's motivations, for a reason, b reason and c reason".

The main body of paragraphs should be used to evaluate (look at pros and cons, make decision about), compare (this theory is similar to this theory because x y z) and contrast (these theories differ here and here because x evidence or y whatever). Try and make it so that each paragraph discusses a theme/ concept/ point in time/ some common ground that each theory relates to, then evaluate each one's take on it and show which one is better, using evidence to back up your argument. Do that like 4 times, ending each paragraph with a summary of why you think x theory is best for y reason over the others. Conclusion paragraph should be restating your argument, stating your full conclusion as to why it's correct, referring back to each paragraph conclusion.
User avatar #151484 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
Also, I think the passages would be done in an A, B, C, D format.
User avatar #151488 - chandelure (08/26/2014) [-]
Reply to this/ message me or misterymisterman (also me) tomorrow and I'll do the rest of this, unless it's super urgent - I gotta be up for an interview in four hours.
User avatar #151490 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
Okeydokey, thanks for the help.
User avatar #151483 - EdwardNigma (08/26/2014) [-]
I found a thing on the site saying what the phenomenon was.
"The 'phenomenon' to which we are referring in the examination question is the struggle of the Roman elite, or more specifically, of its leading members, to win glory and primacy (to be seen to have equalled and perhaps to have surpassed their ancestors, or those who had gone before them). So, in the exam question we envisage that we are asking you whether you see Augustus taking over Rome, as 'business as usual' (just a more extreme version of it), or did it represent a whole new ball game? If you want one kick-off point: how was what Augustus did different from what Sulla did?"

This is one of the passages.
(b) Of these [funeral orations] some are, to be sure, extant, which the families of the deceased have preserved as trophies of honour and for use on the death of a member of the same family, whether to recall the past glories of their house, or to support their own claims to noble origins. Yet by these laudatory speeches our history has become quite distorted; for much is set down in them which never occurred, false triumphs, too large a number of consulships, false relationships and transitions of patricians to plebeian status, in that men of humbler birth professed that their blood blended with a noble family of the same name, though in fact quite alien to them.
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