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Ancient world on Later Societies

Reflect on how the ancient world(Mesopotamia,Greece, and Rome) contributed significant ideas about government, law, religion, and the role of the individual to later societies.

Choose five important characteristics from these cultures

Use illustrations, such as figures, graphs, maps, or images, to support your essay.

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. First, let me say that this is an absolutely interesting topic to write about. But the question is, how should you approach it? I think to successfully do this, you need to decide on a structure and on a specific element about what civilization and what each about the civilizations you choose you will truly reflect upon. While 1,400 words might appear long, it is actually quite short given the topic you are being asked to explore. You cannot be overly comprehensive, but you need to provide an overview of that civilization, the element of that civilization you chose, talk about that a little and then present how it has 'drifted' or 'filtered' through the present period. Essentially, you are being asked to tie the present to the past. I suggest making things precise, being simple but detailed in your discussion. This outline should suit your needs:

1. Introduction - what is this discussion about? 150 words

2. Civilization 1 - 100 words
a. culture overview - 100 words
b. element about that culture that interested you - 100 words
c. Its present manifestation - 100 words

3. Civilization 2 - 100 words
a. culture overview - 100 words
b. element about that culture that interested you - 100 words
c. Its present manifestation - 100 words

4. Civilization 3 - 100 words
a. culture overview - 100 words
b. element about that culture that interested you - 100 words
c. Its present manifestation - 100 words

5. Conclusion - tie all these up in 100 words

The above outline will allow you to discuss in 1,400 words. I have put together information below based on this suggested outline. I have also attached a folder of images that you can use based on this discussion. Just let me know if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. I have chosen 4 civilizations because of their filtered influence in the civilizations thereafter. All the best with your studies!

Sincerely,
AE 105878/Xenia Jones

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The expert reflects on how the ancient world contributed significant ideas about government.

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