WHY STUDY HISTORY?
Peter S. Linder, NMHU
19 August 2009
Last Time: Course Introduction.
Today: Why study history?
And why the history of Europe, of all
Questions to Consider:
WHY SHOULD WE STUDY HISTORY?
WHY IS A STRATEGY FOR SUCC
THE NEOLITHIC REVOLUTION &
THE ORIGINS OF CIVILIZATION
Reminder: 1st Discussion Assignment
Last Time: Why Study History?
Today: Defining Civilization.
The Neolithic Revolution.
The Origins of Civilization.
ANCIENT SUMER & MESOPOTAMIAN CIVILIZATION
Peter Linder Fall
The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Search for Eternal Life:
You will never find that life for which you are
looking. When the gods created man they
allotted to him death, but life they re
Discussion/Web Assignment N 1:
Our 1st discussion assignment for the semester will focus on a document available
on the worldwide web, a collection of laws from the Mesopotamian tradition, dating
from about 2250-550 BCE. Fo
THE SPREAD OF CIVILIZATION:
SMALL STATES & EMPIRES
INDO EUROPEAN PEOPLES
HITTITES PHOENICIANS ARAMEANS
ATHENS, SPARTA, & THE
PELOPONNESIAN WAR, 500 - 338 BCE
TERMS TO KNOW (AND LOVE?):
Thermopylae Salamis Plataea
Delian League Peloponnesian War
Last Time: Origins of Classical
Greek Civilization & t
GREEK CULTURE & THE WESTERN
TRADITION: CA. 700-338 b.c.e.
TERMS TO CONSIDER:
AESCHYLUS SOPHOCLES EURIPIDES
OEDIPUS REX TROJAN WOMEN
Today: Classical Greek Culture.
the time of Per
4 February 2016
Discussion/Web Assignment N 2: The Twelve Tables
Our 2nd discussion assignment for the semester will focus on a document available
on the world wide web, a set of laws from the early Roman republic. Follow the
Oct. 10 2016
Primary Source Analysis Assignment
1. This document is a historical document, because the author is writing about the history of
the Greeks. For example, where they got their gods names and religious customs. This