Please compare these two accounts of Rome written in the late 1st century CE by answering the following questions:

To what characteristics of Rome does each writer call attention? What is their attitudes toward the great imperial city?

Why do their views seem so different? How do they compare to what Bentley and Ziegler write about Rome in the century or so after the death of Augustus?

Please limit your answers to both questions to around 500 words total to start.


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