World History Homework Two Answers - Student 2

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

Answer: The Greek Empire existed from 776 B.C. to 323 B.C. The Olympic Games marked the beginning the Greek Empire as it united the culture. The ending of the Greek Empire resulted when Alexander the Great died without a successor.


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

Answer: The Ass in the Lion’s Skin is my favorite Aesop’s Fable since it shows how fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. It demonstrates why mankind should not judge people only by their appearances.


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

Answer: Assyria: a kingdom located in current northern Iraq, dependent on Babylonia but rose to become independent in 14th century B.C. In 8th century B.C., Assyria emerged as an empire that controlled most of the Middle East. It was known for cruelty and military skills. They were destroyed by a Chaldean-Median coalition by 609 B.C.

Hittites: an early empire that gained power over Mesopotamia due to their advanced warfare, which included horse-drawn chariots. However, Babylonia under their control failed to prosper artistically or culturally as it did under the rule of others.


4. Terms:
a. The Republic
b. Iron Smelting
c. Hittites
d. Humanism
e. Nok Culture
f. Ninevah
g. Philippides
h. Stoicism


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

Answer: I believe that the ancient Greek democracy had weaknesses consisting of their loss of care for moral codes and ethical behavior. They also failed to consider religion a worthwhile goal to study and pay attention to in their philosophical debates.

Well done. Also, direct democracies do not handle issues like foreign policy very well.
Great work! Grade: 60/60.--Andy Schlafly 10:47, 19 September 2011 (EDT)