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Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Course Title: Civilizations 1
Class Number: 1925
Catalog Number: GSC 101-13
Course Date: September 3 - December 20, 2013
Meetings: Monday - 12:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Course Meeting Location: Grossn
Big Bang Theory: describes how the Universe was created
Cultural Relativism: all cultures and religions have equal value
Ethnocentrism: our ethnicity/religion is the better/correct one
Cultural Diffusion / Syncretism: culture is borrowed from
The Stability of Ancient Egypt
The Nile could be said to have made Egypt possible. Without the Nile, there would be
only barren desert. No Nile, no Egypt.
As a result of the Nile's annual floods, Egypt called itself Kemet meaning "Black Land".
The Aegean World and the Rise of Greece
The Aegean Sea
Islands in the Aegean Sea in the eastern Mediterranean.
Seafaring cultures took hold in 3000 BCE.
Islands of Cylades, Crete, and Mycenae.
Group of more than 100 islands in the A
The Rise of Culture
Prehistoric- people, who lived before the time of writing and so recorded history, drew on
walls of caves.
It is even possible that art may have been made earlier than 30,000 years ago, perhaps as
Roman Western Tradition
- They created stable, efficient political institutions that have been admired and
emulated for centuries.
- They created the most influential secular legal system in the history of the world.
- They were masters of
Around 4000 BCE - civilization on the Yellow River, Northeastern region of present day
China; later called central plain.
Culture in central plain evolved in ways that paralleled Middle East and Greece during
When the United States decided to move their military in on Afghanistan it cause a rise
out of citizens on both sides of the war. One of the main reasons for the United States moving in
Writing Assignment 3
When reading book 6 of Aeneid, Virgil talks about the journey to the underworld. The
underworld is relatable to the belief of hell in Christianity. Some similarities are establish
First draft paper 4
While reading Aladdin and Sundiata and comprehending their stories and all the elements
that take place it is clear to see some similarities between the two but more
Mesopotamia the land between Tigris and Eurphrates rivers.
Sumer is a small region in the south of Mesopotamia (Iraq).
City-states -government based in urban centers . ~the Mesopotamian basin that
controlled neighboring regions; also an indepe
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Quiz # 1
I. Multiple Choice
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is understood geographically as cultural tradition that began in Mesopotamia,
moved into the Mediterranean basin, crossed into Western Europe
Quiz # 2
I. Multiple Choice
1. The Roman c~re originated from are the Greek and the -a. Egyptian
2. He was a Roman poet who wrote the Aeneid, an ep~oem inspired by the Greeks.
1. History Wars
a. Persian Wars
i. Ionian Protest vs. Persia (Darius whose son is Xerxes)
ii. Alliance with Athens
iii. Plain of Marathon Battle
iv. Run of Phidippides
b. Battle of Thermopylae 300 Spartans
c. Domesticlus Oracle at Delphi build wooden wall
1. Origins of Rome
a. Mythological Remus and Romulus
i. Myth of twins nursed by a wolf
ii. Romulus kills Remus and creates Rome
i. Aenid, by Virgil
i. Torquin the Proud (Etruscan King)
2. Romes Influence on Modern Times
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The idiot is a novel authored by Fyodor Dostoevsky and first published in the year 1869.
Later, the novel has had more publication in 1957 and 2011.
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Ancient Greece Olympics Games
In 776 B.C., a new era began for athletes. The first Olympic game was held in
Olympia, Greece. The Olympic games we have today are only part of what the first
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Thomas Hobbess school of thought was both social and political based. His thinking was
aimed at how human live together in peace and avoid danger and fear of civil
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Why Nile River Is Important For Ancient Egyptians.
How the Nile River shaped the society of Ancient Egypt is a question that has
always been reviewed over time. So imagine if you had to depend on
Quiz # 3
1. The Chinese writing system is called
2. The first dynasty that can be historically substantiated is the
d. Qin dynasty
3. The Great Wall of China was
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Civilizations 1 - Quiz # 4
True or False
)1. The God of Christianity is different from the God of Judaism. ~
Jesus is considered God in Christianity.
-.J 3. When Judaism became "messianic" it means that it prophesied
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Civilizations 1 - F 2013
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Egypt, the Ziggurats indicate that religion and the priestly class was very important.
. Th~palace at Knossos suggests that the Minoan
Assignment 1 Final Draft
In the story with Noah he put his faith in God and was rewarded greatly. It seemed the story
with Enlil the gods were more violent and forceful. Also, Enlil was the one to bring to th