Perpetua’s Passion Paper
Due Monday, 2/25
Title: has to be about paper
What is Perpetua’s passion?
-theological; what is her great love?—her faith
-does she become Christian for the same reason other people do?
-memory of her death—what is the significance? – how does memory commemorate?
-family life in Perpetua’s world
-social status (status of her maid, Perpetua’s status)
--how is status in the Roman empire shown? Discuss Carthage…
-ex. Titles: The Appeal of Christianity, Daily Life of An Outpost of an Empire, Against Christianity
-family; Perpetua’s family or the general’s family
-focus on Perpetua’s Passion, tie back to Strayer textbook
--Why is India not an expansive state?
There isn't a centralized empire seen in other empires
Pg. 111-- take note of question
Ideology of mandate of heaven-- ruling ideology for the Chinese
Political theory; theory of mutual obligation b/w emperor and the people
-Buddhism (Imperial China)
Chp 4- talk about some of the ideas that emerge in various empires that support empire and give people
a meaning to their life (personal meaning/social order/imperial stability)
Cultural and religious ideas
Confucianism & Daoism-
Spring and autumn period; central govt collapse, rise of imperial power
Less imperial stability b/w 6th and 4th BCE, emergence of powerful thinkers
Shi-- an educated class; class designed to rule; not the uppe