Madeleine World History Class 2. What is your favorite Aesop's Fable, and why? Explain.
My favorite Aesop’s Fable is The Lion and the Mouse because it shows that even if something is little and weak it can still help you, so do not disregard it. In addition, if you are nice to someone or something it will be nice in return, maybe not immediately, but it will eventually. It also shows that the mouse was trapped and at the mercy of the lion, and the lion let him go but laughed because the mouse said “if you let me go I will help you one day”. The lion let it go but laughed at the thought that such a little, insignificant mouse could one day help him, the big and mighty lion. However, the mouse chewed the rope and let the lion free showing the lion that size and importance does not always matter. It is similar to the famous quote from the Bible, Luke 6:31, Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
4. Explain how the expansion and influence of the Greek culture became useful to the growth of Christianity. Mention the role-played by Alexander the Great.
The Greek culture emphasized learning and knowledge and that helped people understand the new ideas taught by Jesus . I believe one of the important ways that the expansion of the Greek empire helped spread Christianity was that people spoke a common language, Greek, so that the ideas were able to move quickly to all the Greek speaking areas. Alexander the Great’s role was as a military genius who conquered and united the empire.
- Terrific answer.
5. Pick two of the important ancient empires other than the Greek empire, and briefly describe them.
Egypt existed around 3100 – 525 B.C. Egypt was a well-protected area next to the Nile. It had an upper kingdom and a lower kingdom. Instead of kings they had pharaohs which had power over everything and were thought to be the children of gods. They were one of the first civilizations to have irrigation. They would dig trenches around the crops and in the center and then when the Nile flooded it would fill the trenches. Around 525 B.C. Persia conquered Egypt after conquering Mesopotamia.
Nabopollasar founded the Chaldean empire in 625, and then in 612 B.C. they conquered most of Assyria. The Chaldean empire was also known as the second Babylonian empire and it only lasted less than 100 years. The Chaldean empire was another civilization that grew in the Fertile Crescent. It is also home to the famed Hanging Gardens of Babylon, they were made for Nebuchadnezzar II’s wife because she came from the mountains but she was living in the flat fertile crescent and so as a present her husband made them for her.
- Good selections of ancient empires, and excellent explanations of both.
6. Write 150 words on any aspect of the lecture, or describe three important terms from the lecture (such as adding them to the study guide above)
Alexander the great was born in about 356 B.C. and died in 323 B.C. His father was Phillip the II who conquered most of Greece. Phillip the II was as the king of Macedonia, but went out with an army and conquered most of the city-states, then brought them together. Alexander the great was home schooled at his father’s request. The great philosopher Aristotle taught him. Aristotle taught Alexander to be smart and logical but still daring. Alexander the Great became a great man and ruler he was not cruel, but always won the battle. Alexander conquered so much of the world that he was thought to rule the whole world. He conquered Mesopotamia and other areas. He died in his thirties. There was and still is a lot of thought as to how he died it. Some say it was lead poisoning, others a fever. It could have been the fact that he would often get into drunken brawls and kill his own men. The truth, is we do not know.
- Superb answer.
- 40/40. Very good homework!--Andy Schlafly 19:26, 22 September 2011 (EDT)