Describe situations in which rulers or ruling elites are confronted by moral quandaries and offer suggestions about what the path of righteousness would be in each.

The sources that we have read have offered many descriptions of what can be called political morality. They describe situations in which rulers or ruling elites are confronted by moral quandaries and offer suggestions about what the path of righteousness would be in each. Consider how the rulers that we have read about have guided their actions by notions of morality. Give three instances from our sources of lists where a specific moral attitude is presented and the political choice affected by adhering to that moral teaching. These three instances should come from different world historical contexts.

1.The Rome: Republic period (senate system)

2.The Qin Dynasty (sample action: Burning of the Books and killing of the scholars by the emperor)

Daoism, Confucians, Legalism, the writings of Han Fei

3.The Rome: Emperor (sample: Gaius Marius- Marian reforms; Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Augustus)

4.The Han Dynasty (embracing Confucian philosophy, Emperor Wu of Han)