western civilization - Surname 1 Name Tutor Course Date Test 1 1 Definition of terms a Delphi is a city in modern Greece Delphi is also an archeological

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Surname 1 Name Tutor Course Date Test 1 1. Definition of terms a. Delphi is a city in modern Greece. Delphi is also an archeological site that is surrounded by myths from the ancient Greece. b. Hubris refers to extreme self-confidence or arrogance by an individual. c. Forum refers to an open place where people meet to discuss issues. It originates from the Roman traditions however in the modern world a forum can be a site where people discuss issues over the internet. d. Agora was a central spot in the city in the ancient Greek. An Agora was the gathering place for all forms of meeting such as political, spiritual or by artists. e. Ma’at is an ancient Egyptian concept of morality, truth, law, order and justice. The concept was personified by a goddess who regulates seasons the universe and the truth. f. Helot is a class of people in the ancient Greek who were unfree men but not slaves. They had more privileges than the slaves but could not be termed as citizens. g. Ziggurat was an enormous building constructed in the ancient Mesopotamia. They served as a shrine as well as a refuge at times of floods or attack. h. Rosetta Stone is a stone inscribed with a degree made by King Ptolemy of the ancient Egyptian kingdom. The stone has changed hands from Egypt to French and then to British following military conquest. It is currently on public display in a British museum. i. Arête is a word used in ancient Greek referring to an aggregate of traits making a good character or virtual. j. Septuagint is the translation of the Hebrew Bible to Greek. It was done by seventy Greek scholars, and they translated the Old Testament books of the Bible.
Surname 2 2. The western culture is associated with the people of Europe. Europe is a political, cultural and intellectual entity that exists in the north of the earth’s hemisphere. There is no physical boundary between Europe and Asia. However, the cultural practices between the two continents vary drastically. The western culture has been on the rise for the last half a century. The ancient kingdoms of Rome and Greek are probably the earliest form of civilization (Daly). Western culture has had far-reaching effect in the world, and it has spread to other continents such as North and South America and Australia

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