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Hellenistic, Greek, & Roman Cultures Unit 1, SSWH 3 c and d p. 137 -143. SSWH 3 c & d. Analyze the contributions of Hellenistic and Roman culture; include law, gender, and science.

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sswh 3 c d
SSWH 3 c & d

Analyze the contributions of Hellenistic and Roman culture; include law, gender, and science.

Describe polytheism in the Greek and Roman world and the origins and diffusion of Christianity in the Roman world.

hellenistic
Hellenistic
  • Blending of cultures: Greek plus Persia, India, & Egypt (Greek PIE)
  • Alexandria, Egypt: #1 place for trade & commerce, art, architecture, & education
  • Science discoveries: Sun larger than Earth, planets revolve around Sun (Heliocentric), old thought Earth center of universe (Geocentric), circumference of the Earth
greeks
Greeks
  • Law—Democracy
  • Language—Koine (Common Greek) becomes the international Language
  • Religion-VERY IMPORTANT, taboo if you didn’t worship/Greek gods: Lifelike (love, hate) Zeus, Hera, Athena (main gods)
  • Legacy-foundation of Greco-Roman Culture
romans
Romans
  • Strength, performance, & solidarity
  • Law: innocent, equal treatment, burden of proof accuser, punishment for actions, law flexible for interpretation
  • Language: from Latin
  • Gender: women had few rights, little education
  • Legacy of Rome: Engineering, architecture, law, & language
religions in rome
Religions in Rome
  • VERY IMPORTANT, taboo if you didn’t worship
  • Roman gods: govt & religion were linked , Jupiter, Juno, Minerva (main gods)
christianity
Christianity
  • Gospels: main source of info on Jesus (founder)
  • Apostles spread Jesus teachings: all people embraced, hope to the powerless, promised eternal life, & offered personal relationship
  • Good roads (open communication) helped spread message p. 166-171
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Why are modern societies based on the achievements of the Romans and Greeks?

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