World History Homework Two Answers - Student 7

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1. When did the Greek empire exist, and what events mark its beginning and its end?

The beginning seemed to be the first Olympic Games in 776 B.C. The Greek empire continued to thrive for hundreds of years until 146 when the Roman Empire destroyed it.

Good. That's 146 B.C., of course.

2. What is your favorite Aesop’s Fable, and why? Explain.

My favorite Aesop’s Fable would have to be the story of the “Tortoise and the Hare”. It is a very enjoyable story and is a great lesson not only to kids, but to the whole world, illustrating how if keep up a steady pace, you will ultimately succeed.


3. Pick one of the Greek philosophers and compare and contrast him with another Greek philosopher.

Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher who believed that reason was more important than experience, and that the world was comprised of simply ideas. This was the exact opposite belief as his student, Aristotle, who believed that experience was what you needed to gain knowledge.



5. Pick two of the ancient empires other than the Greek empire, and briefly describe them.

The Hittites were a people descended from Heth. Heth was Ham’s son, and Ham was Noah’s son. They were not as artistically innovative as Greece was, but they made up for it with their army, which so skilled that they even took over most of Mesopotamia for a while. Assyria started out with limited power because they were being controlled by Babylon. But eventually they rose up to stand on their own. They were brutal in battle, and are responsible for a lot of the destruction that happened in Judah, (although Babylon was what eventually ended up decimating Judah when they brought all of their people into exile and destroyed the temple.) The Assyrians were eventually destroyed by a Chaldean-Median army in 612-609 B.C

Very good.


Honors Question’s


8. What weaknesses, if any, do you see in the ancient Greek democracy?

The only weakness I see in ancient Greece is its morals, or lack thereof. It is probably what eventually brought them to their downfall. Other than that, Greece seemed to be the perfect empire, but fell short in what is the most important area.

Right, although direct democracy may have added to the weakness. It's hard to remain strong when everything is done by majority vote, rather than strong principles.


10. Discuss any aspect of the lecture.

Mystery: Did Jesus teach in Greek?

Well he obviously was fluent in Greek and Aramaic, and most likely Hebrew. whether or not he spoke in Greek I imagine depends upon geographically WHERE he was teaching.

Excellent point.

Daniel N.

Very good work. Grade: 60/60.--Andy Schlafly 16:44, 20 September 2011 (EDT)