Outline for 8-29 - Ancient Mediterranean Fall 2007 Prof. P....

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Ancient Mediterranean Fall 2007 Prof. P. Perlman Outline for 8/29 Part I I. Scope II. Themes political culture in antiquity/organization: city-state, empire, federation, democracy, oligarchy forms of society in antiquity: class, gender, ethnicity role(s) of religion public and private (roles of authority interfere) consequences of contact and exchange; culture colloquial has conduit for advance to hybrid III. Terms and Concepts A. Chronology millennium century periodization-nv perfect dates do matter B. Sources and Resources material artifacts documentary literary primary vs. secondary C. Geography/Topography maps do matter D. Organization of Course 1. lectures 2. discussion sections 3. Blackboard 4. your success do the assigned reading before the lectures make sure that you can answer the Study Guide questions (we will not always take these questions up in lecture or section, but you will be responsible for the 1
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Ancient Mediterranean Fall 2007 Prof. P. Perlman information. If you have questions bring them up in section) attend lectures attend discussion section prepare for section and be an active participant Part II Mesopotamia and Western Asia I I. Background A. The Land (Atlas pp. 22-23) 1. Mesopotamia (The Land between the Rivers') Inhospitable 2. it extends from Euro Euph and E Tigris; Taurus and Zargos refuge in area surrounded closer by Arabian desert 3. ‘fertile crescent’ (Atlas pp. 22-23) where agri began in Levant a. Genesis 2:10-14 speaks of God settling in this agri area (forshadow flood) 4. annual flood-very unpredictable flooding leads to organization and canals which still remain ! RANDOM roisoviours remove silt and drain to prevent salinization Ancient site Mari displays remnants of ancient canal lines ! B. People
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Outline for 8-29 - Ancient Mediterranean Fall 2007 Prof. P....

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