Liberal vs. Conservative: Roman Politics in a Nutshell
Good morrow friends!
Alright so I chose (and I think I’m the only one that did) Roman politics, liberal vs. conservative. Now two big names in the political game were liberal Julius Caesar and conservative Cicero. Because the topic calls for two different parties, I’m going to have two explications. One on a Caesarian (is that even a word?) speech and the other Cicero. I’m not sure what those speeches will be yet, but I will find them. Anyone remember the Cicero speeches we translated last year?
I’m not so worried about the presentation as I am the explication. If anyone’s ever seen the Daily Show or the Colbert Report, then you’d know that they enjoy making fun of politics, especially when political parties collide. I plan on creating my whole presentaion off of their antics. There’s one episode of the Daily Show that I’m really leaning towards using at the moment.
Aaaaand that’s all I’ve got for now.
EDIT: Was I suppose to say why I chose this topic? Sorry. I just find politics really amusing at times and I enjoy studying ancient cultures. And when I saw “politics in a nutshell” keyword “nutshell” I was sold.
EDIT2: http://www.firstthings.com/blogs/postmodernconservative/2009/06/24/cicero-and-conservatism/ ignore this I just needed a way to reach this site again