The Rockford Institute presentsrnHow Republics Perish, Then and NowrnNo republic provided more inspiration to the Framers of thernConstitution than the Roman repubhc, yet even this greatest ofrnrepubhcs succumbed to the consequences of empire-building. Is itrntoo late for Americans to draw lessons from the passing of the Romanrnrepublic?rnLectures and group discussions on:rn• The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republicrn• Republican Political Heroes: Cicero and Catorn• Machiavelli’s Lessons from Roman Historyrn• Roman Art and ArchitecturernReadings from Livy, Cicero, Catullus, and MachiavellirnExcursions to: Ostia Antica, the Roman Forum andrnPalatine Hill, the Colosseum, the Baths of Diocletianrnand the Museo Nationale, the Appian Way and thernCatacombs. Special bonus tours of early ChristianrnRome will be led by architect and theologian Dr. JamesrnPatrick.rnPlenty of free time for shopping and private sightseeingrnand dining.rnJoin Chronicles editorrnThomas Fleming,rnRockford Institute vice presidentrnChristopher Check,rnand special guestrnDr. James Patrick,rnchancellor of the College of Saint Thomas Morernforrnan International ConviviumrnRomernJanuary 8-13, 2005rnThe price for the Convivium includes:rn• Six nights at the Hotel Forum, a former convent turned luxuryrnhotel in the heart of old Romern• Full breakfast and four group mealsrn• All lectures and discussionsrn• Selected entrance fees to museums and archeological sitesrnBudget-minded travelers interested in convent lodging,rnundergraduate and graduate students interested in scholarships,rnand anyone desiring more information should contactrnChristopher Check, executive vice president, at (815) 964-5811.rnReserve Your Place Today!rnEarly Bird Rates: • Single: $1,895.00 • Couple: $3,195.00rn(N.B. All prices increase by $300.00 after November 15, 2004)rn1 would like to help sponsor a young student. Enclosed is my gift of .rn(For a gift of $500.00 or more, we will send you a complete set of the audiotapes from the Convivium.)rnName(s)rnAddrrnCity, State, Zip_rnPhone,Fax,E-mail_rnSend registration form with payment to:rnThe Rockford InstituternRome Conviviumrn928 North Main Street, Rockford, Illinois 61103rnOr pay by credit card by calling Cindy Link at (815) 964-5813rnPlease do not delay registering. Registration is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Previous convivia have sold out. rnrn