Stearns Chapter Four

Directions:  Read Chapter Four: Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean: Greece and Rome in your textbook and answer the following inquiries in complete sentences.  Your responses must be either typewritten double spaced, or neatly written in blue or black ink. Responses written in pencil or odd colored inks will not be accepted.  You may email your responses if wish at your own risk, but you are responsible whether your responses are received or not.

1.       What were the main similarities and differences between Greek and Roman political structures?

2.      What is the significance of the Hellenistic period in Asian and African history?

3.      How and why did the Indians develop a long lasting polytheistic religion but the Greeks did not?

4.      How did geography influence the Greek and Roman civilizations?

5.      What political institutions were common in the classical Mediterranean?

6.      How did warfare and conquest shape classical Mediterranean culture?

7.      What principals motivated Greco-Roman society and culture?

8.      Explain the religious and philosophical ideas of classical Greece and Rome.

9.      Identify and describe Greek and Roman intellectual accomplishments.

10.  Describe the agricultural life and mercantile institutions of the classical period.

11.  Describe social divisions, gender relationships, and inequalities in the Greco-Roman period.

12.  In what ways was Rome the heir to the classical Greek civilization?