Perry, Chapters 4 and 5 (Perry, Western Civilization: Ideas, Politics and Society, I Special Sacred Heart Edition)
Thucydides, “Pericles’ Funeral Oration” and “The Melian Dialogue”
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Egypt: The Habit of Civilization
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The Mandate of Heaven
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Egypt: The Habit of Civilization (second part of film)
1. What changes came about in Egypt during the Hellenistic Age?
2. What changes happened with the introduction of Christianity?
3. What changes happened with the introduction of Islam?
China: The Mandate of Heaven (second
4. What are Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism?
5. What influence did they have on Chinese society?
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Question #1. What opposing views of Athens does Thucydides present in
“Pericles’ Funeral Oration” and “The Melian Dialogue?”. In your opinion,
why does he present such contrasting views of the same city?
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Question #2. Describe the main principles of Confucian, Legalist and
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