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L02 Class 8: Persia & The Hellenistic World


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Slides will be added before the start of class.

Q & A: Questions from last class? Add your comments below!

Discussion: On the Customs of the Persians

  • Primary sources are hard to read w/o context. What additional information would you want to have in order to determine the truthfulness or credibility of this source?
  • What does Herodotus seem to find foreign, odd, or strange about the Persians? How would you describe his tone regarding these things?
  • What does Herodotus praise about Persian culture? How would you describe his tone when discussing these elements?

Content: Hellenistic World

 

Thumbnail Image: Terracotta statuette of a standing woman (Metropolitan Museum of Art)