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Mayan Empire

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Quinn Thayer

on 3 March 2014

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Classical Civilizations (600 BCE-600 CE)
Mayan Empire
Collection of city-states
Pyramids
Hieroglyphics
Scholars and Calendar
Rigid Field System
cotton and maize
Mauryan Empire
ChandraGupta Maurya
Ashoka
Traded Silk, Cotton, and elephants
powerful military
Ashoka--> Buddhism
Spread Buddhism
Religion:
Polytheistic
honored Gods
Positive view
harvest for honor; sacrifice and blood-letting
Buddhism
Four Noble Truths:
All life is suffering
Suffering is caused by desire
To end suffering, one must end desire
Follow the eightfold path
Qin Dynasty
Legalism
people born evil
punishment
Levis
Great Wall of China
Terracotta Soldiers
Han Dynasty
Confucianism
5 key relationships
people born good
invention of seismograph, paper making, stirrups etc.
silk road trade
Persia
Conquered Mesopotamian civilizations
Created the Great Royal Road- a series of long roads which helped with trade
Greece
City states
centered around trade
Athens
A political, commercial and cultural center of Greek Civilization
strong navy
Women had less rights than in Sparta
Sparta
Agricultural and highly militaristic region
high disciplined city
boys (and even girls) received military training.
Women held a high status due to the fact that they were honored for birthing warriors
Rome
Had easy access to Northern Africa, Palestine, Greece and Iberian Peninsula
Polytheistic
renamed Greek Gods
Greek Mythology
Polytheistic
Greek Gods believed to posses Human failings
Persian Wars
499-449 BCE
United Greek City-states against Persia
Most of Athens destroyed
Roman Republic
Patricians
Land-owning noblemen
Plebeians
other free men
made up of the Senate and the Assembly
the people vote
Twelve Tables of Roman Law
innocent until guilty
civil vs. criminal law
Family based on eldest male in the family
women could own property, but were considered inferior
Pax Romana
Under Augustus, peace and prosperity
established the rule of law, common coinage, civil service, and secure travel for merchants
Christianity
adopted from Judaism
saw Jesus as the Son of God
New Testament
Gupta Empire
Chandra Gupta II
more decentralized than Mauryan
smaller
Golden Age
Pi and Zero
Decimal System
Hinduism Returned
Caste system
reincarnation
Women lost rights
couldn't own or inherit property
couldn't take place in Religion
Collapsed from Huns
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