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Ch 7: History of Our World Chapter 7: The Glory of Ancient Greece

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The Glory of Ancient Greece chapter of this Prentice Hall History of Our World Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the glory of ancient Greece. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Glory of Ancient Greece textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall The Glory of Ancient Greece chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the ancient Greek history topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will study:

  • Women in ancient Greece
  • Slavery
  • Ancient Greece's legacy in art, science, sports, government
  • Sparta
  • Alexander the Great and the origins of Hellenism
  • The Library of Alexandria
  • Euclid, Archimedes and Ptolemy

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8 Lessons in Chapter 7: History of Our World Chapter 7: The Glory of Ancient Greece
Daily Life in Ancient Athens

1. Daily Life in Ancient Athens

In this lesson, you will explore the culture of ancient Athens and experience the daily life of an Athenian citizen. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Women of Greece

2. Women of Greece

The Greeks were one of the most progressive ancient civilizations, but that wasn't true in how they treated women. This lesson goes over facts about how women were treated and explains how the best place to be a woman in Greece was Sparta.

Slavery in Ancient Greece

3. Slavery in Ancient Greece

This lesson explores slavery in ancient Greece. We examine the various forms slavery took in Greece, comparing Spartan serfdom to Athenian chattel slavery. Finally, we enumerate the duties and rights of Athenian slaves.

Legacy of Ancient Greece: Art, Government, Science & Sports

4. Legacy of Ancient Greece: Art, Government, Science & Sports

In this lesson, you will explore the legacies that the ancient Greeks left behind on this world in art, government, science, and sports. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

History of Sparta

5. History of Sparta

In this lesson, you'll examine forces that shaped a Spartan society of elite warriors. We'll also explore the stratified caste system created by Lycurgus.

Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

6. Alexander the Great and the Birth of Hellenism

This lesson describes Alexander the Great's mighty empire. Beginning with a brief account of his father Philip, the lecture then turns to an enumeration of Alexander's conquests. Next, Alexander's methods are explored. Finally, we will discuss Alexander's legacy of Hellenization.

The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization

7. The Library of Alexandria & The Benefits of Hellenization

This lecture begins by examining the spread of the Greek language and alphabet during the Hellenistic period and noting the implications of a universal language. Next we look at four factors that combined to make Alexandria the heart of Hellenistic scholarship: common language, a convenient alphabet, papyrus and climate.

Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers

8. Euclid, Archimedes & Ptolemy: Alexandrian Hellenistic Philosophers

This lecture recounts the achievements of the many great minds that called Alexandria home. We will look at Euclid, Ptolemy, Archimedes, Aristarchus, Herophilos, Erasistratus and Eratosthenes.

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