Remember that a proper essay should have an introduction, a body paragraph for each one of the questions within the essay (3, in this case), and a conclusion.  This topic can be answered from your textbook without the use of the primary source documents. Use of any source other than your textbook and primary source documents (if relevant) will result in a zero (as per the policy on unauthorized sources in the syllabus).
Write an essay on the following:
Compare and contrast the government of Athens and the government of Republican Rome.  How did Athens become a democracy, and what were the major offices and institutions of that democracy?  How did Rome become a republic, and what were the major offices and institutions of that republic?  What similarities and differences were there between the two systems of government?

Any topic (writer’s choice)