Eastern Europe and Russia, AP World History p.2

Document Analysis

Rome and a Values Crisis, p. 93

Source: Primary
Author: Cicero
Time Period: 1st century B.C.E.
Society: Roman Republic
Policical, Social, Economic Characteristics at time: changing leadership, change from Republic to Empire
Purpose: defend Greek literature from Roman corruption, popularize Greek literature
Tone: self-reflective, blaming
Audiences: The People of Rome
Point of View: Aristocratic, political
Important content: Cicero says himself that Greek literature is much better than Latin literature in the last paragraph
Evidence of Bias: bias towards Greek culture "My devotion to literacy" (loved literacy) (as a hobby)
Assessment of Validity: Not truly valid, because it is an opinion based paper

-Kyle S., 12/15/10