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Despite the great geographic distance that separates these two cultures (with Mesopotamia located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East and Harappa located in the Indus River...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2021, 12:47 pm (UTC)

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The country now called Greece consists of an arid, mountainous section of the mainland of South-Eastern Europe, surrounded by a great many islands. Most of them are small, but one in particular,...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2019, 5:09 am (UTC)

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The first major issue people faced in these areas was the problem of how to sustain a food supply. The neolithic transition, in which people settled down in one area to farm rather than moving as...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2016, 11:54 am (UTC)

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Justinian I, the Byzantine emperor from 527 to 565, sponsored committees of jurists who reviewed existing laws and, after eliminating outdated or contradictory laws, placed the laws and legal...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2017, 12:50 pm (UTC)

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Rome contributed to democracy by creating a government where the people ruled. While Rome was a republic and not a democracy, the Romans established the framework for future democratic governments....

Latest answer posted August 19, 2018, 4:20 am (UTC)

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The first great civilizations all developed in river valleys, as the rivers provided a source of water and irrigation for crops. Over time, these civilizations developed a surplus of food that...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2016, 11:40 am (UTC)

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Like many elements of ancient Roman society and culture, physical education was heavily influenced by the Greeks. Romans eagerly adopted the Greek notion that mental health is closely tied to...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2020, 5:15 pm (UTC)

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There are a number of factors that make the Empire significant. First of all, the Romans were remarkably tolerant of cultural and religious differences, and did not force conquered people to adopt...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2011, 11:17 pm (UTC)

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The cultural achievements of Sparta include a well-organized society, gender empowerment, and military prowess. Sparta was made up of three main communities: Spartans, Perioeci, and Helots. The...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2018, 9:50 am (UTC)

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This is a complex question, but we'll take it step by step. First let's look at a definition of democracy. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, democracy is: government by the people,...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019, 1:14 am (UTC)

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Hello! Chanakya was the prime minister of Emperor Chandragupta, the first ruler of the Mauryan Empire. As a Brahmin statesman, he was well known for his role in Chandragupta's defeat of the Nanda...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2015, 9:19 pm (UTC)

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Chichen Itza was a large Mayan city established in the fifth century BC in the central Yucatan. From its very beginning, Chichen Itza was a very important religious center. This is evidenced by the...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2018, 11:48 pm (UTC)

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The Romans, according to the Histories of Polybius, had three forms of government, though the Roman constitution was never codified as a written document. All the functions were distributed among...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019, 8:14 pm (UTC)

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To answer your question, we will compare two civilizations in the ancient world: Mesopotamia and Egypt. By 4000–3000 B.C., Mesopotamia consisted of independent city-states (each with its own...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017, 4:14 pm (UTC)

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Alexander the Great conquered a vast amount of territory. By the time he died, his kingdom stretched from Macedonia and Egypt in the west all the way to India and Afghanistan in the east. This...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2016, 5:13 pm (UTC)

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The Persian and Roman empires shared many similarities in religion, governments and architecture. The people of the Persian empire initially believed in more than one god. However, in the sixth...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2018, 1:35 am (UTC)

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I would argue that the biggest similarity between the Roman and Athenian political systems lies in the historical context which underlines the evolution of Athenian democracy and the Roman...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2018, 1:34 am (UTC)

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The greatest strength of the Roman system of government was also its greatest weakness: the reliance on precedent. The way the government was formally constituted was not the way it operated in...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2020, 8:07 pm (UTC)

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The image of Sparta as a brutal, illiterate, unenlightened civilization is rooted more in Athenian propaganda then in truth. While the Spartans are mostly remembered for their heroism on the field...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015, 3:44 pm (UTC)

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Both civilizations were river civilizations dependent on the rivers for their sustenance; however the Nile was far more important to Egypt than were the Tigris and Euphrates to Mesopotamia. The...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2011, 9:26 am (UTC)

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Roman culture borrowed and improved on Greek culture and other foreign cultures, making it difficult to adequately point out its distinct features. It should be noted that sections of the Roman...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2017, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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This question likely refers to the whole history of Rome from 8th B.C.E to the 5th century C.E. despite the reference to the Empire that existed from the time of Augustus to the Barbarian invasions...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015, 1:31 pm (UTC)

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The differences between these three civilizations is more striking than their similarities. All three were river civilizations, that is dependent on particular rivers for their survival; all three...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2011, 11:24 pm (UTC)

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Having existed between three and five thousand years ago, there are many differences between Harappan society and today's. However, there are also a number of striking similarities. Leaving aside...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2018, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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Mesopotamia and Egypt are River Valley Civilizations—some of our earliest agricultural civilizations that centered around rivers. Mesopotamia, which means "between two rivers," was centered over...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2019, 2:15 pm (UTC)

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As a republic, Rome was ruled by a Senate and various executives. It was governed by two consuls and, later in the life of the republic, one praetor and then later still two. The Senate was known...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019, 8:54 pm (UTC)

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On the most basic level, the ancient river valley civilizations influenced classical empires because they influenced civilization, period. The river valley civilizations are the most lasting and...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2017, 7:58 pm (UTC)

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Since the world's earliest civilizations developed in the Fertile Crescent, it is not hard to imagine that there are many geographical advantages. The presence of two rivers and the sediment they...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2016, 3:56 pm (UTC)

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If you want to know where you can go to read about the themes you mention, there are two places you can go. First, there are the primary sources - the plays themselves. We have three main tragic...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2015, 3:42 am (UTC)

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Both Akkad and Babylon were part of the ancient Akkadian empire, which lasted about 180 years in the historical region of Mesopotamia. Babylon was built on the Euphrates River whereas recent...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017, 3:33 am (UTC)

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Athenians lived in Athens, Greece, in the 5th century BCE under the rule of Pericles. Athens's population was relatively small compared to other Greek cities of that time, but the creative...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2018, 2:05 am (UTC)

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Harappa shares its name with the civilization it was part of. Both cities were part of the Harappan civilization. Harappa was around much earlier and much longer. Evidence points to it being...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2019, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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Athenian democracy developed as a response to an oligarchy. In this prior system of governance, a small ruling group amassed too much power and used it to oppress the rest of the citizenry....

Latest answer posted June 1, 2020, 12:38 pm (UTC)

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Here are four reasons why Mesopotamia was susceptible to invasions (Hurrians, Medians, Hittites, Elamites, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Parthians). First, there were many nomadic tribes, which...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018, 12:51 pm (UTC)

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There was something truly god-like about Alexander in both his personality and his achievements, a status that has awed and inspired successive generations ever since. He was a deeply ambitious...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2018, 10:09 am (UTC)

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There were a number of factors that allowed the Assyrians to become the most feared fighting unit in the world. Geography, especially the lack of natural protection from attack played an important...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2016, 12:21 pm (UTC)

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The Byzantine Empire survived for many reasons. First, it had ample agricultural supplies, and it had a good infrastructure system that funneled these supplies back to Constantinople. It was...

Latest answer posted December 26, 2018, 3:25 pm (UTC)

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When people began farming, they began to take an active role in adjusting the landscape and environment to suit their needs. Before agriculture, people hunted wild animals and gathered wild plants...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019, 11:40 pm (UTC)

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The Assyrians had many achievements. One of them was that their empire rose a couple of times after being defeated. Their empire covered a good deal of land, especially in the Middle East. They...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016, 3:08 pm (UTC)

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The Babylonian economy was rooted in its agricultural production and extensive networks of trade. The Babylonian empire was situated in the Fertile Crescent, and as such, farmers were able to...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2020, 7:40 pm (UTC)

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The economy of the New Kingdom period of Egypt can best be described as an agricultural command economy. The economic system was very similar to the feudal system of the Middle Ages. The primary...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2015, 7:56 pm (UTC)

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At their fullest extent, the Persian Achaemenid Empire (500 B.C.) and the Roman Empire (117 A.D.) each covered approximately two million square miles. Both empires are known for their developed...

Latest answer posted September 26, 2018, 2:01 am (UTC)

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Whether you consider the nature of gurukula or schools run as communities headed by gurus (also known as ashrams) as advantages or disadvantages for the pupils really depends on your point of view....

Latest answer posted July 6, 2015, 5:47 pm (UTC)

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Both regions were dependent upon floods. Mesopotamia is located within the Fertile Crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Egypt is located on the Nile River; the Nile River delta has...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019, 12:28 am (UTC)

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The Byzantine Empire was built on top of the Roman empire. A lot of the structures of government, such as leadership and governance structures and format, monetary systems, and taxes, stayed...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2012, 12:41 pm (UTC)

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Because the Dravidian (or Harappan) language has not yet been deciphered; there is no way to determine their political structure, although the presence of two large cities with roads built on a...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2011, 1:42 am (UTC)

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The Assyrian Empire, which existed in the Near East from approximately the 25th century BCE to its collapse around 600 BCE, was historically significant in part because it conquered Mesopotamia and...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2016, 12:02 am (UTC)

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The Neolithic Revolution, or the shift from hunting and gathering to growing crops and domesticating animals, occurred after the last Ice Age, roughly ten thousand years ago. The global increase...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2016, 7:28 pm (UTC)

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During its time, the Roman military was one of the strongest in the world. By the 3rd Century CE, it had helped the Roman Empire conquer most of the known world. It had defeated a number of strong...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2018, 6:42 pm (UTC)

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We know that Julius Caesar was liked by the people early in the play when Flavius and Marullus chastise the common people for celebrating and for putting decorations on Caesar's statue. They ask,...

Latest answer posted April 7, 2014, 12:58 am (UTC)

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