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Ancient Civilizations Review

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Candice Morales

on 19 September 2012

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Transcript of Ancient Civilizations Review

Ancient Egypt Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient China Early Humans Ancient India Ancient Greece Ancient Rome Polytheism-the worship of many gods God King-The idea that a ruler is both god and king Hammurabi's Code- the first known list of rules and consequences for a society Tigris and Euphrates River provided Mesopotamia with fertile land to farm. Buddhism began in India. It started with a Prince named Siddhartha Gautama. India had a fixed social class system called the caste system. Hinduism was India's first major religion. Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths
1. Life is suffering
2. People suffer because of desire.
3. The only way not to suffer is to have no desires.
4. The 8 fold path is a way to end suffering and to end reincarnation. Early Humans were hunter gatherers. They were nomadic, that means they moved constantly in search of food. Early man made tools and weapons out of stones, bones and antlers. Early humans made many adaptations to survive in their environment. They made warm clothing and sheleter to adapt to the ice age. The Nile River was very important to Egyptians. Buddhism was spread to China from India. Taoism(Daoism) stressed living in harmony with nature. Confucius taught the idea of filial piety which means respect for ones parents. He worked to bring about harmony in families during the era of the warring states. 3 Schools of Thought
(Ways of Thinkinging) The Han Dynasty introduced the Silk Road
which brought goods, ideas and wealth to China. While Qin Shi Huangdi ruled China, he built many roads and canals, built the Great Wall of China and introduced a common currency. Coin Athens created a direct democracy
and focused on trade and culture. Sparta developed a militaristic
government.Each boy was trained to be
a warrior at a young age. Major accomplishments include:
first Olympic games
world’s first democracy
philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle), literature
written history Greek ideas of art and architecture
influence styles today. Does this look familiar? Do you notice the similarity? Greece is very mountainous. This led to the development of small independent city states. Each with their own government. Two very important city states were Sparta and Athens. During the Persian Wars Athens and Sparta were allies. Later, during the Peloponnesian War, they were enemies.
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