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Romans: Inclusive Conquest & Loyal Citizens

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The Romans ruthlessly conquered Carthage and the rest of the Mediterranean region, but also gained the allegiance of most of the people they subdued. How? By giving them citizenship and including them in the benefits of empire, best exemplified by one of Rome’s good emperors, Hadrian.

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Romans: Inclusive Conquest & Loyal Citizens

Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence

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The Minoans, a prosperous, peaceful island people in the Mediterranean region, influenced the Greeks, as seen in the Greek Minotaur and Theseus myth. Minoan art suggests a peaceful life without war, with violence sublimated in their bull-worship rituals. Females seem to have been more influential here than anywhere else in the Ancient World.

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Minoans: Public Peace & Ritual Violence

Phoenicians: The Alphabet and Carthage's Hannibal

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The Phoenicians did not create an empire, but several city-states such as Byblos and Carthage. They were very successful seafaring traders.  Their most influential legacy is the creation of a simple alphabet for business transactions. Its structure was adopted by the Greeks, Romans, and other Western languages, including English.

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00:15
Phoenicians: The Alphabet and Carthage's Hannibal

Ancient Chinese Civilization

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An illustrated introduction to the civilization of ancient China centered around several of its key myths. Covers China's religion, daily life, inventions, military, trade, and arts.

Ancient Chinese Civilization

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

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An illustrated introduction to the civilization of ancient Egypt centered around several of its key myths. Covers Egypt's religion, government, daily life, food, and trade.

Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Ancient Greek civilization

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An illustrated introduction to the civilization of ancient Greece centered around several of its key myths. Covers Greece's religion, government, military, trade, and arts.

Ancient Greek civilization

Ancient Mesopotamian civilization

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An illustrated introduction to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia centered around several of its key myths. Covers Mesopotamia's religion, government, food, military, trade, and cities.

Ancient Mesopotamian civilization

Ancient Roman Civilization

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An illustrated introduction to the civilization of ancient Rome centered around several of its key myths. Covers Rome's religion, government, food, military, trade, and arts.

Ancient Roman Civilization

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Rome

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Examines the spiritual beliefs, rituals, art, architecture, and daily lives of the ancient Romans. Includes dozens of color photographs, a glossary, and sources of additional information.

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Rome

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Greece

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Examines the spiritual beliefs, rituals, art, architecture, and daily lives of the ancient Greeks. Includes dozens of color photographs, a glossary, and sources of additional information.

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient Greece

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient China

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Some of the world's best-known ancient civilizations are explored in this highly informative set, including Egypt, China, India and the Native American tribes of North America. Examples of each civilization's mythology are outlined, allowing readers to see how each group viewed themselves and the world around them. The text then uses this information to move onto the daily lives of each people, revealing how everyday life was tied to the belief system of the time period.

Exploring the Life, Myth, and Art of Ancient China

History of the World

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Take a ride through humankind's history with History of the World, a game of conquest and cunning for three to six players. Expand your empire as you command mighty empires at the height of their power from the dawn of civilization to the twentieth century.

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120 min.
History of the World