at height stretches from Egypt to India
We view Persians the way we do because we rely on the writings of Horiatis
King of Kings: Cyrus the Great (550-530 BCE)- conquered Medes, founder of
the Achaemenud dynasty.
Croesus was the
Last from 2200-4200 BCE
Sir Author Evans
Bureaucratic Monarchy- hands of the king- centralized under king with
assistance of bureaucracy
Thalassocracy or Sea Empire
Very little slavery
Women are e
Ioanian cost (modern day Turkey), Black sea, cost of Italy, Sicily, and North
Africa became colonized by the Greeks- independent city states- Athens/Sparta
does not rule the colonies set up. They do this for resources. There is no
Their most noted ruler was Hammurabi. This ruler created Hammurabis code, a
compilation of earlier Mesopotamian laws. It sought to regulate matters such
as trade and contracts, marriage and adultery, debts and estates, and
relations among classes.
Also called Canaanites
They established a trade network on the sea
Baal-Adad= Sky God
Coast of the Mediterranean sea
Trading post in Africa/Spain
Herding sheep and goats
Extended family unit- The
Alexander the Great and The Hellenistic World of Macedonia
Macedon is a kingdom, not a city state.
They believe they are Greek, but the Greeks dont relay believe so. (like
your red-neck hillbilly cousins you care not to claim).
Philip II of Macedon (359-3
Chapter One: The Emergence of Human Societies to 3000 B.C.E.
In July 2001, scientist came across a at-faced skull of a Hominid-a term
scientists apply to humans and their two-legged prehumen predecessors. The
skull was seven million years old.
Strong devotion to deity: worshipping Ashur (sun god)
Tigiah-Pileser III (744-727 BCE)- unmasked vast empire
Surrounded on all sides-love of warfare
Extremely powerful army- iron weapons and armor- recurred bow (gives
bow power and accuracy. Th
Chapter Two: Early Societies of West Asia and North Africa
By the fourth millennium B.C.E., as farming ourished in West Asia, its
population seems to have grown considerably. Farming villages turned into
towns, and some towns grew into cities, with centra
Oligarchy dominated by Areopagus= council of Aristocrats- directs a lot of
Small council of nobles lead the Eccleslaor assembly of the people- assembly
of all Athenian male citizens.
Solons reforms (594/593 BCE)- land, legal, and ec