Defining Documents in World History: The Ancient World (2700 BCE-50 CE), 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1619257726
  • ISBN-13: 9781619257726
  • DDC: 93023
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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From Gilgamesh to Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome, this volume provides easy-to-use tools to engage, enlighten and give students a new frame of reference to study and analyze the most important documents from ancient history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Editor's Introduction.
1: Umma and Lagash, Sumer.
2: “A Hymn to Inana”.
3: The Advice of an Akkadian Father to His Son.
4: Proverbs from Sumer.
5: Code of Hammurabi.
6: Enuma Elish—The Babylonian Creation.
7: Babylonian Proverbs.
8: From the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Egypt and Environs.
9: “A Hymn of Praise to Ra When He Riseth”.
10: “Hymn to Osiris,” from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
11: Description of the Ethiopians.
12: The Selection of Aspalta as King of Kush.
Asia: China and India.
13: Excerpt from The Art of War, Chapter 1.
14: The Doctrine of the Mean, Section 2.
15: Excerpts from the Dao De Jing.
16: “Lessons for Women”.
17: The Edicts of King Ashoka.
18: The Duties of a King, from the Arthashastra.
19: The Laws of Manu, Chapter 1.
20: Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1.
21: Excerpts from the Law Code of Gortyn, Ancient Crete.
22: Pericles' Funeral Oration.
23: Excerpt from the History of the Peloponnesian War.
24: Excerpt from Anabasis, or “March Up Country”.
25: The Athenian Constitution, Section 1.
26: Requirements for a Physician.
27: Excerpt from “The Training of Children”.
28: Gladiator Games in the Reign of Emperor Caligula.
29: Advice for Keeping Slaves in Ancient Rome.
30: Letter from Cicero to Atticus.
31: The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem.
32: Vespasian's Triumph Following the Vanquishing of the Jews.
33: A Tour of Ancient Rome.
34: Seeking Advice from Emperor Trajan Regarding the Christians.
35: Excerpt from Meditations, Book I.
36: Description of the Devastation of Rome.
Distant Lands.
37: Description of the Druids.
38: A Fourth-Century Description of the Huns.
39: Dining with Attila the Hun.
40: Creation Story of the Maya, from the Popol Vuh.
Chronological List.
Web Resources.