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  1. Chapter 2.1 Dexter Breunig

  2. Mesopotamia Mesopotamia is the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.

  3. Fertile Crescent • Fertile Crescent is an arc of land from the Mediterranean sea to the Persian gulf.

  4. Sumerians • The creators of the first Mesopotamian civilization.

  5. Polytheistic • To have beliefs in many gods.

  6. City-states • The basic units of Sumerian civilization

  7. Uruk • The country gained control of the countryside

  8. Ziggurat • A temple built atop a massive stepped tower.

  9. Theocracy • A government by divine authority

  10. Cuneiform • A system of writing

  11. Gilgemesh • An epic poem that records the exploits of a legendary king named Gilgamesh.

  12. Scribe Boys that are copyists, teachers, and jurists.

  13. Akkadians They spoke a Semitic language.

  14. Sargon • Leader of the Akkadians

  15. Empire • A large political unit or state.

  16. Babylon A city-state south of Akkad.

  17. Hammurbi • King of Summer and Akkad.

  18. Patriarchal men dominated the society.