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Lecture 6 - H ISTORY 2A Me redith H uber Lecture 6...

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January 21, 2010 HISTORY 2A Meredith Huber Lecture 6 Classical Greece (500-323 BCE) Alexander of Macedon (356-323 BCE) Hellenistic Period (323-30 BCE) Seleukids, Ptolemies, Antigonids Mauryan Empire (322-185) Alexandria Maccabees Septuagint Bactria Milindapanha (Dialogues of King Menander) Gandhara Style The Mediterranean World, ca. 500 BC—Persian Empire Satraps Coinage Organization (king-governors—ordinary people) Complex bureaucracy Typical of Greek City States—small and more simple Common culture—language and religion Relative independence
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January 21, 2010 HISTORY 2A Who has power?—Citizens, men over the age of 18, 20—you are born into being a citizen Citizenship—Polis—relies a lot on kinship bonds, small, citizen participation Drearus Law Code = what the citizen body decides Cultural exchange: The Pre-Socratics Pythagoras of Samos, fl 550-500 BCE—cultural interchange between Greeks and Persians Babylonian cuneiform tablet, 17 th century BCE Math and Science were borrowed
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