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SSWH3:

The student will examine the political, philosophical, and cultural interaction of Classical Mediterranean societies from 700 BCE to 400 CE.

​a.

Compare the origins and structure of the Greek polis, the Roman Republic, and the Roman Empire.

b.

Identify the ideas and impact of important individuals; include Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and describe the diffusion of Greek culture by Aristotle’s pupil Alexander the Great and the impact of Julius and Augustus Caesar.

​c.

Analyze the contributions of Hellenistic and Roman culture; include law, gender, and science.

d.

Describe polytheism in the Greek and Roman world and the origins and diffusion of Christianity in the Roman world.

​e.

Analyze the factors that led to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.

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