So many lands, empires, city states, territories, peoples, cultures,
beliefs, symbols. Sometimes it is difficult to see the forest for the trees;
to notice the patterns; to sense the human interrelatedness; to catch the
common or similar fears, aspirations, dreams, brutalities, misunderstandings,
and strivings to know. Yet the continuities and common themes loom every
bit as important as the often perceived "Tower of Babel."
After you have finished with
Prehistory, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the other ancient
civilizations, then end with this Spanning and Connecting Chapter. It is only a taste
of what is available - hopefully the finest. This OVERVIEW bridges all
the civilizations and deals with special places, archaeology, arts and
antiquity, cities, sites, cultures and culture, medicine and science, women,
history and literature, myths, magic, legend, warfare, sources, lists.
This Web Part IV is an older site. It is not often updated. But still contains some remarkable sites by others.
CULTURES AND CULTURE
Can't sleep? Turn on your computer and read Aristotle. Curious about talk of Plato? Pull up "The Republic." The following sources can all be downloaded and/or printed.
Several important sources, I have "sourced" into the chapters on the individual countries. For example, under Egypt. Although often found under the "Special Site" section, they are also spread throughout the mini-chapters.
I created this site for folks in the Web World who enjoy Ancient history as much as I do: the "public," history buffs, families, students of all ages, elementary and high school teachers, university faculty. I have tried to be intensely aware of others' work and respect copyrights. I don't think I have violated anyone's work - and only highlighted the special efforts of others. If anyone feels to the contrary, contact me. I wanted this site to be available for public use, personally or in a classroom - and as a resource for teachers at all levels. Thus no passwords are required. I only ask that if you refer your students to this site, that you credit me properly for the years of work this entailed.