By Judson Knight
Presents old info and interpretation on historical civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, China, Africa, Israel, and in other places.
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Present the results of your interview in class, and discuss as a group. • Pick a five-page section of text in this series or another appropriate volume. Copy the pages, then read them and highlight all words of more than two syllables. Look these words up in a dictionary and make a list of all those derived from Latin, as well as those derived from Greek. Also include the original Latin or Greek word and its meaning. For example, section comes from the Latin secare, to cut; appropriate from proprius, to own; and volume from volumen, a roll or scroll.
Timeline xxxiii c. : Greco-Bactrians under Menander invade India. : Romans launch Third Punic War against Carthage. : Romans complete their conquest of Greece. : Romans completely destroy Carthage, ending Third Punic War. : Chinese emperor Han Wu-ti launches four decades of war which greatly expand Chinese territory. : Wu Ti establishes first civil-service exams in China. c. : Kushans begin a century-long series of conquests, ultimately absorbing Greco-Bactrian kingdom. : Emperor WuTi effectively destroys the power of feudal lords in China.
Pyramidon: A small pyramid. Monotheism: Belief in one god. Quarry: A place from which stone or rock is removed from the earth. Mortuary: A place where bodies are prepared for burial by morticians. Mummification: The Egyptian art of embalming, which included wrapping a body in linen bandages. Muslim: A believer in Islam. Nomarch: A governor of a province in ancient Egypt. Outcropping: A large piece of rock sticking up from the earth. Pagan: Worshiping many gods. ” Perspective: An artistic technique of representing faraway objects so that they appear smaller than objects close by.
Ancient Civilizations RL. Almanac by Judson Knight