World History Homework Two Answers - Student 1

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Answer 4 out of 6 questions below:

1. When did the Greek empire exist, and what events mark its beginning and its end? Greece had been settled for many hundreds of years but the Greek Empire from aprox. 750BC and was marked by the momentous Olympic Games (which are still with us to this day). The Greet empire begun to fall around 400 - 350BC after wars caused Athens, the dominant city state to lose much of its wealth. Then the Hellenistic age ended with the death of Alexander the Great in 323BC and the final nail in the coffin was Romans conquering Greece 146BC

The Hellenistic age 'began with the massive expansion of the Greek influence by Alexander the Great. (Minus 1).

2. What is your favorite Aesop's Fable, and why? Explain. My all time favourite fable is the Ant and the Grasshopper. It extols the virtues of hard work, forbearance and forethought. It also rebukes idleness as seen, interestingly enough, in much of the Welfare State.


3. Pick one of the Greek philosophers and compare and contrast him with another Greek philosopher. Socrates was the first great teacher at the Academy (which was a forbearer to today’s universities) . He taught all his students to question everything and to always doubt and look for answers. One of Socrates students, Antsthenes, took Socrates thoughts one step further and instead of merely questioning things, thought things were inherently negative and pleasures hard to come by.

The Academy was far more open-minded and intellectual than today's universities, methinks. But full credit given.

5. Pick two of the important ancient empires other than the Greek empire, and briefly describe them. The Hittites were an ancient people who were descendants of Noah’s great grandson. They were advanced in the skills of warfare and conquered the lands of Mesopotamia. The Bible was proven right about the existence of the Hittite people after many years of scepticism. The Celts were the first ethnic group to become widespread throughout the lands of Europe and the British Isles. They had no written language but had a rich oral tradition of myth and religion. The Celts converted to Christianity after Saint Patrick of Italy visited in the mid-400’s.

Well done. Grade: 39/40.--Andy Schlafly 20:01, 18 September 2011 (EDT)


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