Write an essay of five to seven paragraphs about one of the following questions. The context is the material covered in chapters one to six. You should include information from the handouts, lectures, and the Spielvogel text. You may write your essay ahead of time.
By the term ?our period,? I am referring to the historical periods covered in the first five chapters of the Spielvogel textbook. Please include six citations from the Spielvogel text.
1. Compare the ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamia cultures.
2. What are some of the important differences and similarities in political institutions in ancient civilizations?
3. Compare and contrast the following empires: Assyrian, Persian, Roman, and empire of Alexander the Great.
4. Discuss the role of religion in ancient history.
5. Discuss the military history of our period.
6. What role did slavery play in our period?
7. Discuss the lives of women in our period.