Monday, April 4, 2011

Reaction to Capzles

Caplzes wasnt horrible, but it wasnt my favorite. it's sort of like a horizontal powerpoint layout, except it's not as convient. Overall thought i didn't mind using it, and i would us it again.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Greek Blog 5

  1. Philosophy
  2. Democracy
  3. Literature
  4. The Olympics
  5. Entertainment
All these are prominent things in society today. Without democracy we wouldnt have the country we have today, and without literature we would have no culture. The Olympics have become one of the biggest sports events, and greek entertainment inspired many of the things we see today.

Greek Blog 4

I chose this picture because it describes Greece. It shows that were they powerful, but still a civilized, elegant and fair people.

Greek Blog 2

Sparta and Athens differed much from eachother, but had similar governments. Sparta focused on obidience and war, young boys were trained to be warrios, and girls were trained to be the mother of warriors. While Athens focused on education, and you weren't forced to join the military, and girls could do anything except business, education, or military service. Another way they were different is how they interacted with the rest of Greece. Sparta kept to itself and Athens was trying to control different parts of Greece, which is what led to the Peloponesian War.

And i would rather live in Athens than Sparta. In Sparta i would have to be forced to join the military, but in Athens i pretty much had the choice to do whateve i wanted. So there was no boundaries for what someone could do in Athens, and the fact that they had a democratic government is another reason.
Athens and Sparta source

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Greek Blog 1

  1. The earliest greek civilization was the Minoan.
  2. The Minoan civilizations was named after King Minos.
  3. The Myceneans conquered the Minoans.
  4. The myceneans adopted the Minoans system of writing called Linear B.
  5. In most city states the original fort was build on an acropolis(hill).
  6. Athletic games were held to honor the Gods. (called the olympic games today)
  7. Homer made two great epic poems.( the Odyssey and The Iliad.
  8. Greeks traveled to oracles to ask questions about the future.
  9. Democracy started with the Greeks.
  10. Athens was known for its laws and government.
  11. Sparta was known for its militaty strength.
  12. People captured by the spartans were called Helots.
  13. Helots were the lowest class of people in Sparta.
  14. Draco is said to have created Athens first written law code around 621 B.C.
  15. Thucydides was said to be the first historian.
  16. Peisistraus imporved athens economy and divided Noble's land among poor farmers.
  17. Trade was Athens mainstay.
  18. Athenian women could not own or inherit property.
  19. The main purpose of marriage was to have children.
  20. Education was very important in Athenian society.
  21. Pericles was the greatest greek statesman.
  22. The battle of marathon was won even though the greeks were out numbered.
  23. The peloponesian war lasted 27 years.
  24. The persian war weakened greece.
  25. The Delian League was an alliance of greek city-states.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Post 8

I think the most important invention was the irrigation systems. If it wasn't for irragation systems most civilizations wouldn't have been as successful at farming, therefore making it harder for them to keep a large amount of food for the people. It's pretty much the reason civilizations were able to have food surplus, and increase population making them create more places for people to live, and eventually expanding into empires.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Ancient Egypt Question

What was the meaning of life in ancient egypt? Did it have to do with family and responsibilities, or did or revolve more around religion and doing good?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Post 6

Hammurabi's Code

102. If a merchant entrust money to an agent (broker) for some investment, and the broker suffer a loss in the place to which he goes, he shall make good the capital to the merchant
114. If a man have no claim on another for corn and money, and try to demand it by force, he shall pay one-third of a mina of silver in every case.

197. If he break another man's bone, his bone shall be broken.

200. If a man knock out the teeth of his equal, his teeth shall be knocked out.

209. If a man strike a free-born woman so that she lose her unborn child, he shall pay ten shekels for her loss.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ancient Civilization Facts

The land within the crescent-shaped area is very well suited to farming and helped give rise to the Sumerian civilization
Cuneiform writing developed from pictographic writing
The arch is one of the strongest forms in building.
Each ziggurat could be up to 150 feet high and its top served as a shrine to a Sumerian god.
To keep their calendar accurate, the Sumerians added a month every few years.
Unlike boys, girls could not become scribes and did not attend school
Ziggurats were made of baked brick placed in layers and looked like a wedding cake.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is the story of a Sumerian king and is one of the oldest works of literature known.
The teachings of Zoroaster are known as Zoroastrianism and have influenced many other religions.
The present-day regions of Israel, Lebanon, and Syria were once called Phoenicia.
The Phoenicians invented the art of glass-blowing.
 Phoenician colonies were established throughout the Mediterranean region
The Lydian’s are the first people to have used coined money
Phoenicians developed the alphabet.
Phoenician sculptors often used ivory, which was highly prized in the ancient world, which was imported from North and East Africa.

Post 2

Friday, February 4, 2011


What are you interested in?
I'm interested in science.

What are your hobbies/extra curricular activities?
Skateboarding, drumming, and music.

What makes you unique?
There's nothing that makes me unique, but i don't think anyone could tell you what's unique about themselves because no one realizes it because it's not unique to them, it's normal.

Why did you take this class?
I was interested about civilizations before us.

What about the Ancient Civilizations intrigues you.
How they developed ways of accomplishing things, and set up how society is today.

Name 3 things you hope to get out of this class.
I hope to get an appreciation for how life is today, and learn how and why civilizations developed.