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In this chapter, you'll find the answers to questions including?
- How did the invention of writing change Western civilization?
- How did religion develop during the Stone and Bronze Ages?
- What made the Fertile Crescent civilization friendly?
- How is the Epic of Gilgamesh representative of Sumerian culture?
- What was Hammurabi's Code?
- What is the difference between polytheism and monotheism?
- What was unique to the Iron Age empires?
- How did the Mesopotamian kings use religion to achieve power?
1. Euphrates River in History: Facts, Map & Role in Civilization
In this lesson we explore the Middle East's largest river: the Euphrates. Surrounded by fertile agricultural land, the Euphrates help foster humankind's earliest urban and agricultural civilizations.
2. King David of Israel: History & Overview
In this lesson, we will explore King David of Israel. The first king to successfully unite all 12 Israelite tribes, David's reign and works laid the groundwork for a prosperous kingdom.
3. Mesopotamian Ziggurat: Definition & Images
Ancient ziggurats were massive temple structures built in Ancient Mesopotamia to honor a deity. Ziggurats were built for hundreds of years in various regions of the ancient Middle East.
4. Royal Tombs Of Ur: Definition & Treasures
In this lesson, we explore some of the incredible artifacts Charles Leonard Woolley recovered from the Royal Tombs of Ur, as well as what these artifacts tell us about ancient Sumerian culture.
5. The Hittites: Civilization, History & Definition
This lesson will explore the history of the Indo-European group known as the Hittites. The Hittites began as a group of tribes sharing a common language and land. They unified as a single empire to become a major competitor in the quest for land and resources.
6. The Quest for The Golden Fleece: Story & Overview
This lesson will recount a brief version of the tale of Jason and the Argonauts. It discusses their quest for the Golden Fleece as told primarily by Apollonius of Rhodes.
7. The Republic by Plato: Summary & Explanation
What is justice? Is it a concept based on the behavior of humans individually, or is it an all-encompassing concept without variation for all mankind? This lesson reviews what Socrates and friends had to say about justice in ''The Republic.''
8. The Roman Arch: Definition, Construction & History
Explore the history, design, construction, and significance of the Roman arch and test your understanding of ancient Roman culture, architecture, and influence.
9. The Roman Colosseum: History & Facts
The Colosseum in Rome was the largest and most advanced amphitheatre the ancient world had ever seen. Even today, it stands as one of the architectural wonders of history. In this lesson, learn the history of the Colosseum, including its construction and uses, and discuss the unique features of the arena.
10. The Roman Emperor Claudius: Facts & Achievements
In this lesson, you'll explore the life and achievements of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Learn more about the Roman Empire, the life and death of emperors, and the Roman military.
11. Thera Volcano: Eruption & Facts
In this lesson, we will explore the eruption of the Thera Volcano on the Mediterranean island of Santorini. We'll further learn how this catastrophic event changed the course of human history.
12. Ubaid Period: Culture & Explanation
This lesson describes the culture of one of the earliest groups of people to establish urban living and agricultural techniques, the Ubaids. The Ubaids developed farming techniques, constructed cities, and built some of the first temples.
13. Mathematician Al Khwarizmi: Facts & Contributions
This lesson explores the life and contributions of Mohammed ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi, a noted mathematician, astronomer, and geographer. Items include his works introducing Arabic numerals, and algebraic equations as well as more precise astronomical, geographical, and calendrical work.
14. Ages of Human History
Human societies change over time, and while they don't do this in a uniform way, there are some observable similarities. In this lesson we'll talk about traditional ways to categorize human history and see what that means.
15. Ages of Technology in History
There is so much human history to study, have you ever wondered if we can approach it all? In this lesson, we'll talk about categorizing history through technology and discuss periods of major technological changes.
16. Akkadian Empire Government
Under the great conqueror Sargon, the city of Akkad created the first great empire of the Middle East. This empire, and its government, would become the model for many of its successors throughout Antiquity. This lesson examines the empire's government.
17. Akkadian Empire: Facts, Achievements & Fall
Located in present-day Iraq, the Akkadian Empire is credited as the first empire of Mesopotamia. This ancient civilization had a number of rulers who advanced the society through economic planning, expansion of trade, and military campaigns.
18. Ancient African Inventions
Africa has been home to billions of people across history, as well as some very important inventions. In this lesson, we'll explore the inventions of ancient Africans and see how they changed human societies.
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Other chapters within the Western Civilization I: Help and Review course
- Prehistory: Help and Review
- History of the Ancient Near East
- History of Ancient Greece: Help and Review
- Hellenism and the Athenian Achievement: Help and Review
- The Rise of the Roman Republic: Help and Review
- The Fall of the Roman Empire: Help and Review
- The Dark Ages: Help and Review
- The Early Middle Ages: Help and Review
- The Medieval Warm Period: Help and Review
- The High Middle Ages: Help and Review
- The Late Middle Ages: Help and Review
- The Renaissance: Help and Review
- The Age of Exploration: Help and Review
- The Reformation: Help and Review
- The Elizabethan Era: Help and Review
- Colonialism in History: Help and Review