Ancient Civilizations and the Greek World Matrix
Complete the matrix by entering cultural, political, and economic developments that had lasting effects or that are significant of each civilization. The table includes one example.
Developed the beginnings of astronomy and mathematics
Believed in many gods not just one.
Emergence of Kings, exercised distinct political rather than religious authority. Also warring Sumerian city-states, which fought for control of the river valleys in the lower Mesopotamia.
Commerce and trade had been established because farmers had learned how to irrigate their land. They could grow more food than they could eat. They used surplus to trade for their goods and services
One Language and culture over a massive empire
One people, one government
Egyptians had many farms and growing livestock to trade for their tools to make their food.
Bronze age civilization,
Minoan religion seems to have been based on the religion of the Neolithic peoples they conquered in moving to Crete. Bulls were sacred to the Minoans, and bull-leaping was a religious ritual. The labyrinth at Knossos is the best-known example of a Minoan temple. They also had many different kinds of languages like the hieroglyphic script, Linear A, which consisted of different symbols that represented a syllable, word, or number and was mainly used for record keeping. Linear B was a script used for government records and it eventually turned into the modern Greek language. The Minoans were also known for their art and architecture.
Kings and bureaucracy
Crops were cultivated, like wheat, barley, grapes, olives, and figs. The Minoans had several animals, including cattle, goats, and pigs. Bees were domesticated for honey production, as were donkeys and oxen for plowing The Minoans also had a strong shipping industry that they had
References: Levack, B. M. (2014). The West. Encounters and transformations Combined Volume (Fourth ed.). Pearsons Education. Retrieved May 25, 2015