this week our studies will be on the classical cultures of
the Mediterranean. While in Greece, we meet Herodotus, the father of history, and review of his interpretation of the Persians and their culture. In addition, we"ll explore Hellenistic society as it gave rise to democracy. An examination of the city-states of Athens and Sparta help us to examine the birth of democracy. we will meet other Greek thinkers and through an examination of Greek literature come to know the gods, goddesses and Hereos of Greek mythology. Further, we"ll meet Alexander the great and join him on his quest to dominate the region and the known world.
After visiting Greece, we"ll turn to Rome. We'll explore it's founding, the rise of the republic, the impact of the Caesars, and the life of the roman people. what is the study of Rome without gladiators, chariots and the games? a study of the Pax Romana, will conclude with a discussion of the fall of the roman empire.
instructions: post a minimum of at least 300 word discussing a specific example of cross-cultural exchange occurring, because of contact/ trade between societies. do we see examples of this today? be sure to include additional links you consulted to formulate your response.