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Ch 22: Major Contributions of Classical Societies

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Watch the lessons contained in this chapter to learn about important topics on the contributions of ancient societies in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Each of these lessons will provide in-depth overviews of different aspects of their cultures and their impact on history.

Major Contributions of Classical Societies - Chapter Summary

If you would like to learn about some of the most significant societies of the ancient world, and their contributions to history, go through this chapter and watch each of these video lessons. The lessons will go over major facts on ancient societies and look at the societies' achievements and their significance.

The lessons examine each of the major civilizations chronologically, detailing their main contributions and why they are historically important. You will learn about the history of these developments and their lasting legacies on today's world. Some of the specific topics you will learn about are:

  • The achievements of ancient Mesopotamia
  • The architecture of ancient Egypt
  • The art, government, science and sports of ancient Greece
  • Ancient Roman art and architecture
  • Ancient Roman language, literature and law

At the end of every video is a practice quiz that you can take to see how well you remember the main points from the lesson. Once you have completed the chapter, you can also take the final chapter exam to make sure that you accurately recall some of the most significant points from the chapter as a whole. Be sure to track your learning progress by using your personal Dashboard as you go through the lessons.

7 Lessons in Chapter 22: Major Contributions of Classical Societies
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Major Mesopotamian Achievements in Early Civilization

1. Major Mesopotamian Achievements in Early Civilization

Ancient Mesopotamian societies had to invent many of the practices used to sustain major civilizations all on their own, which led to some major achievements. In this lesson, we examine key historical precedents set by the Mesopotamians.

Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

2. Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

This lesson explores the architectural wonders of ancient Egypt. Some of these structures include temples, pyramids and monumental statues constructed long ago and surviving into modern times.

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

3. 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.

Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language

4. Impact of Ancient Greek Literature on Modern Literature & Language

In this lesson, you will explore the various ways that ancient Greek literature has impacted our modern language and literature. Then,you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Legacies of Roman Art & Architecture

5. Legacies of Roman Art & Architecture

In this lesson, you'll explore the legacy of art and architecture from the powerful Roman Empire, which influences our ideas about style to this day. Afterward, you can test your understanding of the ancient world with a quiz.

Legacies of Roman Technology & Science

6. Legacies of Roman Technology & Science

In this lesson, you will explore the legacies of Roman technology and science, legacies that still influence us to this day. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Legacies of Roman Literature, Language & Law

7. Legacies of Roman Literature, Language & Law

In this lesson, you will explore the legacies of Roman language, called Latin, and the literature and law they used that language to create. Then, test your understanding about the ancient Romans with a brief quiz.

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