Weight: 25 per cent of final grade Instructions: Essay 1 requires you to write a paper of no more than 2,000 words in length. Your essay must be equipped with endnotes and a bibliography, and should be word-processed. Although it is possible to complete the assignment using only the course readings, you are permitted (indeed, encouraged) to consult other books or articles while preparing to write this paper, and you will likely obtain a better grade on the paper if you do so. Topic In what ways were the Romans heirs to Greek and Hellenistic civilization? Compare the answers to this question given by Professor Weber and by Professors Matthews, Platt, and Noble. Whose account do you find the most persuasive and the most comprehensive? Explain in detail how and why you have come to your judgement.