HST 101 Study GuideThe Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Asia Minor, legacies to ancient Greece; Minoans, Knossos, technology; Mycenaeans, writing in the ancient world, Homer’s account of the Trojan War and its aftermath, Homer’s importance in ancient Greece, religion, warfare, Phoenicia, Europa, Greece’s Dark Ages, migrations in the eastern Mediterranean, the Hebrews, Abraham, Moses, monotheism and Akhenaton, law and the Hebrews, Hammurabi, the Hebrews and writing, the Torah, Phoenician religion, Canaan and the Philistines, Jewish kingdoms, the Temple, Assyria, Aramaic, the “Ten Lost Tribes”

    Iron, population growth and economic revival in ancient Greece, the major Greek polis, colonization, Ionia, Greeks in southern Italy, early Roman history, the Tiber, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus, the Sabine women, Roman law and social classes, Roman religion, pontiffs, Lucretia, Etruscans; Greek writing and the Phoenicians, Kadmos, Homer, Gilgamesh, women in ancient epics, Greek values, vase painting, Hesiod, Aesop, Greek religion, Greek deities, dramatic competitions, Greek playwrights, lyric poets, Olympics, Greek architecture

    Neo-Babylonians (Chaldeans), Babylonian Captivity, Cyrus the Great, Persia, the Temple, Torah, Diaspora, Zoroastrianism; Ionian Revolt, Persian Wars, Darius, Xerxes, Herodotus, slavery, battles and Greek leaders in the Persian War, the Delian League, Athenian government and society, ostracism, citizenship, rhetoric, Demosthenes, jury trials, the Sophists, Pericles, causes of the Peloponnesian War, Spartan government and society, Thucydides, Alcibiades, Greek medicine, Persia and the Peloponnesian War, Reign of 30 Tyrants, the Pre-Socratics, neo-Babylonian scholarship, geometry, Pythagoras, Socrates and his trial, Plato, Aristotle—main ideas, goals, methods

    The Macedonians, Philip II, Alexander the Great, his paternity, his conquests, the Hellenistic world, multi-culturalism, Alexander’s generals, mystery religions, the Library, the Septuagint, Hellenistic medicine, Hellenistic intellectuals and scholars, Hellenistic schools of philosophy

    The Celts, government, culture, language, religion and writing; the Roman Republic, social classes, government, main officials, Roman expansion in Italy, the Punic Wars, Hannibal, Scipio, Roman religion, Roman entertainment, Macedonian Wars, Romans against the Seleucids, Judea and the Greeks, Maccabean Revolt, Roman agriculture, economy and urbanization; roads, aqueducts and baths, crime and unemployment; the Gracchi Brothers, Marius, Sulla, Pompey, Spartacus, Judea and Herod, Sadducees, Parthians, Julius Caesar, the First and Second Triumvirates the Gallic Wars, the Rubicon, Caesar in Egypt, Cleopatra, the Julian calendar, the Ides of March, Octavian and Mark Antony, Philippi, Actium

    Augustus’ many titles, family values, poets and literary figures, Teutoburger Wald, Tacitus; Judea in the first century BC and AD, its rulers, Tiberius, Pilate, Caiaphas, the Sanhedrin, Pharisees, Zealots, Jesus’ trial and execution, historical sources on Jesus, Josephus, Philo of Alexandria; Caligula, Suetonius, Claudius, Britannia, Nero, Seneca, Plutarch, the Great Fire, Peter and the Petrine Doctrine, Paul of Tarsus, Mosaic Law, language and missionary work, the Jewish Revolt 66-73 AD, Masada, Vespasian, the Gospels, Marcion, Titus, Mt. Vesuvius, Pliny, the Colloseum, Hadrian and defense, Bar Kokhba, Marcus Aurelius, Stoicism, Roman law, Commodus, Galen, Ptolemy, Justin Martyr

    Civil war and Rome’s decline, the growth of Christianity, persecution, Decius, Origen, Tertullian, Goths, Persians, Valerian, Diocletian’s reforms, Constantine, Milvian Bridge, Edict of Milan, relics, Council of Nicaea, Arius vs. Athanasius, heresy, Julian the Apostate, Jerome’s Vulgate, Huns, Adrianople, Theodosius, the sack of Rome, Augustine, Original Sin

    Romulus Augustulus, Byzantium, the Germanic kingdoms, Angles, Saxons, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Vandals, Franks, Lombards; conversion of Germanic tribes, Merovingians and Clovis, Patrick and Ireland, Justinian, Pope Gregory I, the Papal States; monasteries, Benedict of Nursia, adoption of BC-AD calendar, manuscripts, Beowulf; Islam, Ishmael, Kaaba, Muhammad, Mecca, Medina, Muslim expansion, Iconclastic Controversy, Charles Martel, the Donation of Constantine, Charlemagne, Carolingian Renaissance, Charlemagne’s kingdom, Louis the Pious and his sons, Verdun

    Vikings, the Rus, Capetians, Normandy and Rollo, Alfred the Great, the Danelaw, Ethelred the Unready, Canute; Magyars, Otto I the Great, Lechfeld, the Holy Roman Empire, conversion to Christianity of eastern Europe, Slavs, the Orthodox Church, Cluny, College of Cardinals, Investiture Controversy, excommunication, Canossa, Worms; Edward the Confessor, conflict over the succession, William of Normandy, the Conqueror; feudalism, manorialism, serfs, vassals, knights, linguistic changes in England, castles, medieval weapons, chivalry

    The crusades, Clermont, Urban II, Byzantium, the Turks, crusader states, violence against Jews; population boom, agricultural revolution, medieval towns, Romanesque, primogeniture, indulgences, the crusading religious/military orders, Reconquista; Dominicans and Franciscans, heresy, Peter Waldo, renaissance of the 12th century, Abelard, universities, Thomas Aquinas, state building in France, England and the Holy Roman Empire in the 12th and 13th centuries, archbishops, royal matches; Henry II of England, Thomas Becket, Canterbury, Eleanor of Aquitaine, troubadours, Richard the Lionheart and his brother John, Bouvines, Magna Carta; Philip II Augustus, Albigensian Crusade; Frederick Barbarossa, Italy and the pope; the Fourth Crusade, Pope Innocent III Frederick II, Italy and the pope; England’s Parliament, conquest of Wales, Scotland and Ireland, Gothic architecture

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