NE AND GREECE - cf. Old Testament Noah story: ark, flood,...

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NE and Greece 2nd millennium : trade and diplomacy in eastern Mediterranean 1st millennium: —EGYPT dominated by others: Libyans, Nubians, Assyrian empire, Babylonian empire, Persian empire, Alexander the Great, Ptolemaic dynasty, Rome —NE EMPIRES: Assyrian empire, 9th—7th centuries Babylonian empire Persian empire, 6th c. to 330 [6th-5th c.: Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes] Seleucid dynasty (to 1st c. BCE) ———----------------------------------------------------------- MYTH AND LITERATURE —Gilgamesh Epic (Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian) : hero Gilgamesh; quest for immortality; meets Utnapishtim (flood story)
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Unformatted text preview: cf. Old Testament Noah story: ark, flood, preserved animals, birds NE strife between divine generations: influences Hittite, Greek myth WRITING SYSTEMS a. types: PICTOGRAM: IDEOGRAM: PHONOGRAM: B WRITING SYSTEMS b. examples: ancient Egyptian writing system HIEROGLYPHICS: ancient NE writing system : CUNEIFORM: SYLLABIC ALPHABETS: 2nd millennium LINEAR B (Mycenaean) PHOENICIAN 'ALPHABET' Phoenician system adopted by Greeks in 1st millennium as 'true' alphabet; later employed by Etruscans, Romans, .us...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLA 160 taught by Professor Burgess during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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