PEOPLE, IDEAS, AND EVENTS IN CONTEXT
How did the Hittite Empire integrate the cultures of INDOEUROPEANS with the older
civilizations of this region?
What do the reigns of HATSHEPSUT and AKHENATEN tell us
about the continuities and limitations of pharaonic
How does Sappho use stories form the older tradition she has inherited to address her own
concerns? How does the perspective of the female poet transform masculine ideas about
heroism, warfare and aging?
The Ancient Greeks were proud of themselves, what t
According to Aristotle, how does one become a slave? Why is the question of slaverys
justice related to that of the just war?
In his excerpt, Aristotle believes that slavery is naturally occurring. (Cole, 120) That one
group of people may be strong enough
The Flood: Two Accounts pg 13
Questions for Analysis
1. What are the similarities and differences
between these two accounts?
2. What do these differences or similarities reveal
about the two societies that told these stories?
Does one seem to
How do Cleopatras behavior and accomplishments, in Plutarchs description of her,
compare to those of Roman women?
Plutarch describes Cleopatra as an attractive woman and an effective charmer, one who has
mastered the art of conversation in multiple langua
new emperor Alexius Comnenus (r. 10811118) found himself at the head of a
crippled state. Pg 270
It was in the hopes of recruiting a mercenary force, therefore, that Alexius
approached Pope Urban II (r. 108899). This was a move that play
Luthers further study of the Bible suggested to him that Gods justice lay not in his power to punish
but rather in his mercy. As Luther later wrote, I began to understand the justice of God as that by
which God makes us just, in his mercy and thr