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Studying History

History of Ancient Greece

Civilizations of the Ancient World

  Playlist–Civilizations of the Ancient World
WEEK 1 - Introduction
  Eras of History   Evidence
WEEK 2 - Origins of Civilization
  The Origins of Sumer   Writing   The Epic of Gilgamesh
WEEK 3 - Sumer
  The City-States of Sumer   Mesopotamia and Empire   Writing an Interpretive Essay (1)
Thesis and Structure
WEEK 4 - Egypt
  Unification of Egypt   Old Kingdom Egypt   New Kingdom Egypt   Writing an Interpretive Essay (2)
Sources and Citations
WEEK 5 - Bronze Age Aegean / Iron Age
  The Minoans   Mycenaeans   Philistines and Phoenicians   The Hebrews
WEEK 6 - Iron Age Mesopotamia / Eurasia
  The Neo-Assyrian Empire   The Persian Empire   Eurasian cultures
WEEK 7 - Dark Age Greece
  The Greek Dark Age (1)   The Greek Dark Age (2)
WEEK 8 - Iron Age Aegean
  Archaic Greece   Sparta   Early Athens   The Clouds
WEEK 9 - Fifth-Century Greece
  Persian Invasions   Fifth-Century Athens (1)   Fifth-Century Athens (2)   The Peloponnesian War
WEEK 10 - Fourth-Century Greece
  The Fourth-Century Crisis   Alexander   The Hellenistic East   Hellenistic culture
WEEK 11 - Early Rome
  Early Italy (Part 1)   Early Italy (Part 2)   Rome under the Kings   The Early Republic (Part 1)   The Early Republic (Part 2)
WEEK 12 - Acquisition of Empire
  Roman Expansionism   The Punic Wars   Roman Wars in the East   The Acquisition of Empire (Part 1)   The Acquisition of Empire (Part 2)
WEEK 13 - Breakdown of the Republic
  Sulla and Pompey (Part 1)   Sulla and Pompey (Part 2)   Julius Caesar   Augustus and the Principate
WEEK 14 - Roman Principate
  The Early Principate (Part 1)   The Early Principate (Part 2)   The Roman World   Christianity and the Romans