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Western Civilization I: Help and Review

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Lesson 1 - The Invention of Writing  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The History of Money and Rise of Complex Economies  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - How Religion Developed in the Stone Age and Bronze Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Fertile Crescent: Cradle of Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Sumerian Art and Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Epic of Gilgamesh  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Heirs of the Sumerians: Babylonians, Hittites, Hurrians and Assyrians  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Assyrian Art and Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Hammurabi's Code: The Advent of Law, Prerequisites and Implications  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - What's the Difference Between Polytheism and Monotheism?  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - The Hebrews and Their Beliefs  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Ancient Egypt in the Bronze Age  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Iron vs. Bronze: History of Metallurgy  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Iron Age Empires: Neo-Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian and Persian Empires  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Ancient Persian Art and Architecture: History & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Zoroastrianism: Definition, Beliefs & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Cult of Mithras: Myth & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Mesopotamian Kings: History, Politics & Religion  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Minoans  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - History of the Alphabet: From Cuneiform to Greek Writing  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Iliad: Greek Epic  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Odyssey: Greek Epic  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Bronze Age Greece: Schliemann's Quest for Troy  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - From Mycenae's Collapse to Greek Colonization  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Greek Myth and Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Greek City-States and Governments  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Women of Greece  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Ancient Greek Art, Pottery and Sculpture  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Ancient Greek Architecture: Dorian, Ionic & Corinthian  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Birth of Philosophy: The Presocratics  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Phalanx Warfare in Ancient Greece  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - History of Sparta  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Birth of History: Herodotus' Persian War  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Slavery in Ancient Greece  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - Historical Events of the 4th Century BCE  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - What is a Megaron? - Definition & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Adeimantus of Collytus, Brother of Plato  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - The Pergamon Altar of Zeus: History & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Greek God Hermes: Facts, Myths & Symbols  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Battle at Thermopylae: Definition & Map  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Hector of Troy: History, Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - King Priam of Troy: Mythology, Kingdom & Death  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Leucippus' Atomic Theory & Model  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - Life of Ancient Roman Slaves: Facts & Treatment  Take Quiz
Lesson 27 - Lycurgus of Sparta: Life & Laws  Take Quiz
Lesson 28 - Minoan Civilization: Facts, Map & Timeline  Take Quiz
Lesson 29 - Mycenaean Civilization: Culture & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 30 - Orestes of Alexandria: Mythology, Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 31 - The Greek God Aeolus: Mythology, Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 32 - The Greek Goddess Eos: Mythology, Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 33 - Titans of Greek Mythology: Facts & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 34 - Who is Apollo? - Greek God & Concept  Take Quiz
Lesson 35 - Who was Aristotle? - Definition & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 36 - Who was the Goddess Athena? - Mythology, Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 37 - Greek Art Periods: Geometric, Archaic, Classical & Hellenistic  Take Quiz
Lesson 38 - Ancient Aegean Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 39 - Copper Age History  Take Quiz
Lesson 40 - Greek Mythological Creatures  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Roman Myths and Religion  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Founding of Ancient Rome & Rome's Early History  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Seven Kings of Rome: History & Summary  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Rise of the Roman Republic: Summary of Events  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - Formation of the Roman Republic: Offices, Institutions and History  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Latin, Samnite & Pyrrhic Wars  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Punic Wars: Causes, Summary & Hannibal  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Political Structure of the Roman Republic  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Roman Law and the Pax Romana: Definition, Meaning & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Roman Engineering and Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Roman Art: History, Characteristics & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - Stoicism: Understanding Roman Moral Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Atomism: Natural Philosophy and Lucretius  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Reform in the Roman Republic: The Gracchi, Marius & Sulla  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Cicero: History & Philosophy  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - The Death of the Republic: Julius Caesar & Pompey  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The History of the Roman Constitution  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - Ancient Roman Architecture: Facts, Style & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - Doric Entablature: Definition & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Gaius Marius: Biography & Quotes  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - The Emperor Augustus: Biography, Facts & Achievements  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - The Roman Aqueduct: Definition & Facts  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - The Roman God Mars: Facts & Mythology  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - The Roman God Mercury: Facts & Symbol  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - The Roman God Saturn: Facts & Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 26 - The Roman Gods: Names & Facts  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - Heresies and Inquisitions in the High Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - Mendicants: St. Francis and Church Reforms  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - The Spread of Ancient Knowledge and Its Impact on the Church  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - The Rise of Universities and Displacement of Monasteries  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The Magna Carta & The Constitutions of Clarendon: Definition & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - Charter of the Forest and the Provisions of Oxford: Definition & Significance  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - Gothic Architecture: Style, Characteristics & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - Gothic Sculpture and Stained Glass Windows: Characteristics & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - Gothic Painting: Style & Characteristics  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - Thomas Aquinas' Influence on the Catholic Church  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Frederick II: King and Emperor  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - The Invention and Impact of Mechanical Clocks  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - Mongolians and Their Contributions to Western Civilization  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - Guilds in Western Culture and Economies in the High Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Middle Age Royals of England and France  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Power Struggles of the Holy Roman Empire: Popes vs. Emperors  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - The Daily Life of English Peasants  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - History of the Church in the Middle Ages  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - History of Castles in the Middle Ages  Take Quiz
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Lesson 1 - The Renaissance Timeline: Events Overview  Take Quiz
Lesson 2 - The Italian Renaissance and Italy's Transformation  Take Quiz
Lesson 3 - Humanism in the Renaissance: Recognizing the Beauty of the Individual  Take Quiz
Lesson 4 - Renaissance Art: Artists, Paintings, Sculptures & Architecture  Take Quiz
Lesson 5 - The House of Medici: Rise and Fall of a Banking Family  Take Quiz
Lesson 6 - The Birth of Parliament: Monarchs vs. the Aristocracy  Take Quiz
Lesson 7 - The Renaissance Economy: The Rise of Banking  Take Quiz
Lesson 8 - The Formation of Modern Nation States  Take Quiz
Lesson 9 - The Renaissance Heresies of Wycliffe and Hus  Take Quiz
Lesson 10 - The Northern Renaissance  Take Quiz
Lesson 11 - Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer  Take Quiz
Lesson 12 - France and the Valois at the End of the 100 Years War  Take Quiz
Lesson 13 - England's Wars of the Roses  Take Quiz
Lesson 14 - England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses  Take Quiz
Lesson 15 - Leonardo da Vinci: Biography  Take Quiz
Lesson 16 - Reconquista and Spanish Inquisition  Take Quiz
Lesson 17 - How the Compass Helped Columbus  Take Quiz
Lesson 18 - How the Printing Press Changed the World  Take Quiz
Lesson 19 - King Henry IV of France: Biography & History  Take Quiz
Lesson 20 - Calling of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio: Analysis  Take Quiz
Lesson 21 - Allegory of the Outbreak of War by Peter Paul Rubens  Take Quiz
Lesson 22 - Altdorfer's The Battle of Alexander at Issus: Subject & Style  Take Quiz
Lesson 23 - Lucas Cranach the Elder: Biography & Paintings  Take Quiz
Lesson 24 - Nicholaus Copernicus: Accomplishments, Facts & Theory  Take Quiz
Lesson 25 - Edmund Spenser: Biography & Sonnets  Take Quiz
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