Roman Slavery (Ryan, Kevin, Kyle, Leah)
A slave was considered legally to be a piece of property.
Age, sex, skills, ethnic origin, demeanor, appearance, and personal character
determined a slaves value in the marketplace.
Status of a slave was usua
Fertile Crescent-What impact did geography of the Mesopotamian have on the
development of civilizations in that area?
Epic of Gilgamesh:
o Patricians : wealth and power
o Plebians: middle class
o Slave: no power
Polybius (p. 104)- From City State to World State
Hellenistic Age was characterized by a movement away from the
parochial outlook of the city-state to a world view.
Polybius believed that historians must pass down moral lessons, and
to enlighten the fut
Cicero: Justifying the Assassination
- Justifies the killing of Caesar
- He committed the blackest crime of all.
- Caesar justifies the destruction of law and liberty and thinks their hideous
and detestable suppression glorious
- It is not morally right t
Statesman and Philosopher
-Cicero was a leading Roman statesman and a student of Greek
-More than 800 of his letters and writings survive, and have
signifigantly influenced modern republican politics.
Cicero: Advocate of Stoicism
Decline of the Republic
Intro-At the very height of the Republics supremacy, the civil institutions
within caused it to weaken and fall apart. The senators who governed the
vast area and the ruling class they were cozy with became corrupt,
greedy, and sel
The Punic Wars
Intro: After Rome had just conquered most of Italy, it went to war with
Carthage, who was a threat to the Romans. Carthage was the dominant
power in the western Mediterranean and the Romans feared that they
would use the city of Messana in
Exploitation of the Provinces
Intro: The Greeks were well known for their genius in the arts while the
Romans displayed their intelligence in their government. They allowed self
government, respected local religions and customs, and reduced constant
Oedipus Rex (know the basic story elements)
1. Why would the story of Oedipus seem probable to the audience
during the hellenistic era?- Carly Truglio
2. Did Oedipus actions result from his own free will or was his fate
already determined? - Ol
1) In what ways did Greek art of the classical style reflect the contemporary search
for a rational view of reality?
Ancient Greek art mostly depicted and celebrated real life and the beauty of the
human body (ie nudity).
Also ridded of the archaic geomet