*Minoan civilization and the importance of its location- The location of the Minoan
† Civilization was important because they were able to grow crops in the area and it was
† hard to attack the
Minoans from where they were.
† from where they were, it was easy for them to attack other nations without losing a
† bunch of soldiers
during to march to the location.
*Trojan war- location Ė Trojan War was in
† the Greeks over land
† use to being higher making large land forms under that water that are now the
† mountains that are
* post Persian wars domination:
† eastern civilizations. They were the only ones that came close to beating the Greeks in a
*Peloponnesian War: The Peloponnesian War was between he Greeks and
† was inland so it would be hard for the Greeks to attack because they were not able to
† attack by sea.
*Greek theater origins: Their theater originated when the Greeks began to make and tell
† stories. When that happened they began to act out the stories and are still done today in
*Alexander's achievements and empire: Alexander the Great was one of the greatest rulers ever to be known of. He ruled almost all of the Mediterranean Civilization when he was in power.
*center of Hellenistic world: The Hellenistic world was employed by armies, architects,
† and artists. They would build temples, palaces, and other public buildings that would be
† very large.
*geographic characteristics of
† were well built. Their architecture was the greatest of the Mediterranean Civilization.
† They were mass works
*oligarchy: Government in which ruling power belongs to a few people.
*democracy: Government in which the people hold ruling power.
*Spartan childhoods: Spartan boys were brought up as soldiers. The females were to
† work at home with
the mothers to make food for the men.
*Aristotle's meritocracy: Meritocracy was a mix of the goods from Democracy, Monarchy, and Aristocracy.
*Greek values: The Greeks would do anything that would involve their gods in a good way. If this was not the fact, they would listen to the eldest person in the family.
*Augustus: Augustus was a ruler that was good. He was the
one that lead
*Julius Caesar: Julius Caesar was know for being a great leader when it came to fighting.
† He didnít have the brains, but he did have the tactics and whit to be a strong commander
† and ruler.
† him take a sacred
oath to make his life destiny to take down the
*Jesus: Jesus is a big symbol in the Roman Catholic Church. Jesus was the son of the
† Virgin Mary. He is
known as the one that opened the gates to heaven again.
*Paul: Paul was someone that was important in the history of
*Odoacer: Odoacer is something that is not mentioned in the book so I have no clue what
† it is.
*Ptolemy: He was a person that was important to the Catholic Church. He played a big
† role when it came to
doing things involving the church.
*Virgil: I have no clue who Virgil is. I can not find anything about him in the section that
† we are reading.
*martyr: people who suffer or die for their beliefs.
*mercenary: foreign soldiers serving for pay.
*messiah: savior sent by god
*patrician: member of the landholding upper class in Ancient Rome
*plebian: Member of the lower class in
† and traders.
*aqueduct: Bridge like stone structure that carried water from the hills to the cities.
*heresy: religious belief that is contrary of the official teachings of a church.
*legion: Basic unit of the ancient Rome Army, made up of about 5,000 soldiers.
*republic: system of government in which officials are chosen by the people.
*sect: small religious group.