Final Information

See the posting below if you wish to finish watching the video on the Battle of Plataea.

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18 responses to “Final Information

  1. rather late and no related to the reading

  2. Where any other individuals buried inside of the wall? Was it just Caesar?

  3. Max D: Wouldn’t burying Caesar amongst the other tombs be a tremendous help in emphasizing the fact that no matter who you are life continues after you are gone?

  4. Max D: Wouldn’t burying Caesar with the other tombs help emphasize the point that no matter who you are life goes on after you are gone?

  5. Martin Villagra-Riquelme

    Martin V-R: I understand that Roman and Greek mythology are similar because the Romans built their mythology off of the Greeks, and that the Greeks believed in the underworld, but did the Romans believe in it as well? Also why was that although Caesar was buried within Roman walls, why weren’t other leaders buried inside of Rome?

  6. Mikey B
    If a civilization organizes itself around a single city does that leave them vulnerable to be overrun easily?

  7. Martin V-R: I know that the Romans and Greeks shared similar mythology, and that when you died, you could be sent to the fiery pits if you were wicked, or if you lived a good life to the sunny plains, and if forgotten you were trapped eternally in the misty lands, did the Romans follow these beliefs? Also, if Caesar was buried within Roman walls, why weren’t other leaders buried within the walls as well?

  8. Joe B

    If you bury the dead people outside of the city, even though life goes on without them wouldn’t that make it seem like the dead people have been forgotten and no one cares about them anymore? Shouldn’t they be remembered for what they did do by still being part of the city?

  9. Joe B

    If all the people who were buried outside of the Roman walls, why wasn’t Caesar, he may have been a great leader but like it side in the passage, “life goes on after we take our leave”, when Caesar died he was just like one of the citizens he couldn’t do anything about what happens after he dies so why should he be buried in the city taking up space and not all of the dead Romans as well?

  10. Ilyas T: Why did ancient civilizations prefer to identify with their own cities instead of their region or empire?

  11. Ilyas T: Why did ancient people tend to identify with there city and forgo cooperation with other cities or identify with their region or country?

  12. Ilyas T: Why did ancient people tend to indenting more with their own cities and forgo cooperation with other and not identify as much with their region or country?

  13. Benjamin S

  14. Benjamin S:
    1. If cities are for the living, then why would Rome make someone’s first impression of the city of tombs, and death? (I understand law prohibited them being in the city, my question stands never the less.)
    2. Why was it that civilizations organized themselves around cities as opposed to making a civilization and that civilization creating a city as the civilization? Why shape themselves around a city as oppesed to shape a city around them?

  15. Ian C:
    1. If the Romans really purely thought that the dead have no place in the city, then why was Caesar allowed to be buried in there? Sure, Caesar led Rome to its prime, but after he passed, he was the same as all the other people. Also, if the roman senators wanted Caesar gone, why would they still allow him to be in the city?

  16. Kfernandez, Did they believe in the circular way of tracking time or did they believe in the Christian form?

  17. Kevin F
    Did the Romans believe in the circular form of tracking time or in the Christian form?

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