CHW 3M: Exam Review

Key Concepts

  • Great Man Theory
  • SPEAR 

What to Know About the Early Civilizations

  • Hammurabai’s Code

 What to Know About Egypt

  • The importance of geography to the growth of the Kingdom
  • Ma’at and balance in Egyptian society
  • Mummification, and its importance
  • The Egyptian concept of the afterlife (Ba, Ka)
  • Imhotep
  • Pharaohs:       Akhenaton
  • Tutankhamen
  • Hatshepsut
  • Cleopatra
  • The role of Pharaohs in Egyptian society
  • Stability and Longevity
  • Women in Egyptian Society
  • Magic in Egyptian Society

What to Know About Greece

  • The role of geography in the growth of Greece
  • The people:  Lycurgus
  • Pericles
  • Homer
  • Socrates
  • Plato and his cave
  • Aristotle
  • Phalanx
  • Alexander the Great
  • Parthenon
  • Olympics
  • Persian War: Salamis and Thermopylae
  • Ostracism
  • Delian League


What to Know About Rome

  • Romulus and Remus
  • Sybil, Tarquin, and the Rome fascination/dedication to prophesy
  • The Rape of the Sabine Women
  • Aventine
  • Palatine
  • Military: from Republic to Empire (Marius)
  • The Twelve Tables
  • The Punic Wars: the basics about all three, especially Hannibal
  • Cato’s call for the destruction of Carthage
  • the rise of Julius Caesar/The Rubicon
  • The Battle of Actium
  •  Julius Caesar(dictator)
  •  Augustus
  • Nero
  • Caligula
  • Vesapsian
  • Constantine

The Age of Faith

  • The Black Plague
  • Dark Age vs. Middle Ages vs. Age of Faith (think witches, learning, and religion)
  • The witch hunts
  • 100 Years War
  • Clovis
  • Castles

The Renaissance

  • Cosimo de Medici
  • Sprezzaturra

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Confused says:

    What is:
    •Cosimo de Medici

    1. jimpedrech says:

      Both terms can be found on the latest blog entry at .
      Cosimo was essentially the head of the Medici, the most dominant family in Renaissance Florence. He represented a new kind of greatness: he shaped an entire era despite the fact that he was neither a politician nor a general.
      Sprezzaturra basically means Renaissance Cool. It was an approach to life that valued art, good manners, and a well-rounded understanding of what it meant to a noble in the Renaissance.

      Hope this helps!

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