In Confucian, the ruler should respect the heaven because it embraced the dictum that peo ism and Buddhism, and key leaders are perfectible through education and belief systems that honor jects.
He was remembered for his ideas of civility a vital force throughout Chinese because he was a descendant of Zhou and tion as the heart of the civilizing process in North China.
Representing one school of Confu of Confucius, Mencius held that far-reaching influence.
Adult women of free birth had no standing to debate policy traders ran the city's affairs and were kept out of the farmers, craftworkers, shopkeepers, merchants, soldiers and private world of the family.
When to go to war was decided by women who carried intel.
Adult male citizens were criticized for living in these new cities.
Spartan women were a partial exception, and other free persons, including women, who could not vote or their unusual behavior--such as exercising in the nude in public hold office, foreign immigrants, and large numbers of unfree (as did men) or holding property in their own right
With no centralized gov what tasks the city-state would undertake and what kind of gov ernments to control residents' actions and thoughts, the city-states would adopt laws.
The cities were freewheeling and competitive.
The histories of the cities relate violent rivalries between individuals, social competition, and innovative ideas classes.
The impact of the larger Greek city-states has never been greater.
The family cut off the city from outside influences.
The most important social unit was the Spartans unit.
The city-state rejected chattel slavery as a natural outgrowth of the household.
The free is avoiding the "corruption" of cities with more mercantile and both formulated their ideas in sins and merits of each individual, as we respond to social chaos and decline in status in the current life.
The views of life and happiness were shaped by Buddhism.
What is the reward for good in the region?
The Buddha offered a logical approach to faiths discussed in Chapter 4, but there were differences between these in the form of a unified system.
He believed that the uni Confucianism stood out because they verse and individual lives go through the same people.
The birth of all living beings.
This phenomenon will be seen in Lothar.
Sparta was a military state that was successful, but also destructive, and it seemed to the other Greeks to be a very unusual polis.
The behavior of Athens and Sparta was shaped by competition for honor and prestige.
A benign out allies were found by this extreme competitive ethic.
The resources of sporting events were eaten away by it.
Sparta finally won the Greek city-states, athletic contests sprang up--both as war, but only at the cost of destroying its own traditional social, an essential part of each city's life and culture.
The Olympics began in southern Greece in 776 bce.
Despite the destabilizing effects of warfare, city-states pros istic of city-state relations, as they were among states in East pered, and economic innovations, during the same period.
There were new developments in military in the Mediterranean.
The heavy armor that gave its name to the ated economic growth in the ninth and eighth centuries bce was one of the equipment the city-states enjoyed.
They were able to defeat local resistance because of Worlds Turned Inside Out.
The inhabitants of frontier communities to the north were slaves to the Mediterranean peoples.
The slaves' labor contributed to the city's wealth.
The residents of the new cities devised other ways to run their affairs without a top-down bureaucratic and administrative structure.
Open trading markets and a system of money enabled buyers and sellers to know the exact value of commodities so that exchanges were more efficient.
There were no great open public commercial spaces in Egypt.
Most transactions required money.
Coins may have been used to hire mercenary soldiers.
Money was used to connect the producers and buyers of goods and services in the Mediterranean cities.
By the late fifth century bce, the Greek city-states were issuing a variety of coins and other peoples, such as the Phoenicians, Etruscans, and Persians.
The nude hetaira was portrayed by the artist.
By 500 bce, the Phoenicians, Greeks, and others from the eastern Mediterranean had established new city-states around the shores of the western Mediterranean and the Black Sea.
The coastal world was transformed when these colonial communities became independent.
It was common to live in a city in southern Spain and western Italy.
Seaborne communications spread a Mediterranean-wide urban culture that supported the region's wealthy and powerful elites.
The Gallic chiefs in southern France, the Etruscan and Roman nobles of central Italy, and the local elites of Tartessos all had similar displays of wealth.
The city-state communities developed a Hoplites.
One's right to citizenship or membership in the city was defined by serving the community this way.
The central open marketplace is one of the defining features of Mediterranean city-states.
One of the first places that the colonists measured out was the agora.
The agora of the Greek colonial city of Cyrene is shown in the picture.
The ing men, women, and children as objects of commerce, to be forces that transformed the Mediterranean region's mosaic of bought and sold in markets, created a new form of slavery called urban communities and surrounding rural areas also affected chattel slavery.
The freeborn citizens purchased slave laborers from diverse tribes and ethnic groups, whether they wanted it dangerous or not.
War captives were the majority of the slaves Germans in western Europe and the Scythians to the north.
They were essential to the new city of the Black Sea, who were living in nomadic bands, isolated set states, providing manual and technical labor and producing the tlements, and small villages became integrated into the expand agricultural surpluses that supported the urban population.
On the right is a silver coin of shekel weight produced by the city of Carthage in the western Mediterranean, and on the left is a classic four-drachm coin of Athens.
Worlds turned inside out and sculptors like Praxiteles became famous.
The tribal peoples were creative writers and became an armed threat to the region's core societies.
Seeking to who wrote lyrics exploring their own emotions--a clear mani acquire the desired commodities through force rather than trade, festation of the new sense of the individual being freed from the frontier peoples convulsed the settled urban societies in wavelike restraints of an autocratic state or a
The invaders actu with their own ideas and borrowed knowledge, such as Miletus and Ephesus did not accept traditional explana who themselves had sought new homes and a better future.
Rather than focusing on migration.
They also dispossessed the original inhabitants in colonizing the Mediterranean.
The Celts, Gauls, Germans, Scythians, and other northerners conquered the Mediterranean first.
When Mediterranean empires grew more powerful, they were imported as slaves.
The Greeks and western Phoenicians sold the captives as commodities in their marketplaces.
The Greek city-states fostered a competitive atmosphere that led to new ways of thinking about the world.
In the kingdoms of Southwest Asia, ideas were free to arise, circulate, and clash.
The nature of the gods, the best state, what is good, and whether to wage war were discussed publicly.
There was no authority to force the acceptance of a particular idea.
Professional philosophers proposed theories on human society and many other topics in areas that would become known as science and the arts.
The atmosphere in which daring thinkers developed novel ways of seeing the universe and the environment.
They took a naturalistic view of humans and their place in the universe.
As they appeared to the human eye, artists represented humans, objects, and landscapes in "natural" ways.
Their portrayals of gods became more humanlike.
The nude became the centerpiece of Greek art after these objective and natural views of humans and nature turned into ideals.
There is a public display of the uncovered human body in both art and everyday life.
They rejected the existence of gods and goddesses.
Some looked to the material world, while others looked to the abstract.
Pythagoras suggested that numbers named after ideas of things for which are the basis of everything, which is why specific things in our world are of theirs.
Some later share in the existence of the spe they themselves do not hold any such ideas.
They didn't like the place.
In our existing knowledge and ideas of Plato's dialogues, his teacher, and vations, there is a separate, number of Plato's dialogues, his teacher, and vations.
Human knowledge tries to explain the theory of reliable knowledge.
They shared the idea of "bigness" and were led to do things that we call to invent these ideas.
The claim that in call exists in our real everyday world is dismissed by modern attitudes.
He has arguments, but no real connection to major developments, which persuaded us that the reason for the sions follow.
All translations are done by the same person.
These ideas are similar.
What their new ideas were critiqued in many ways and might account for similarities and differences in these new ideas, which offered alternatives to the status quo.
A long period of darkness, foul food, and or retribution didled out in the word "woe" to such an existence.
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Water is the primordial substance from which all other things are doubted the very existence of gods.
The four sayings are life is truths.
The best of states were recorded in the third oligarchy.
Freedom from passions is what suffering is about.
The Vedic society is escaping attachment.
Roman relationship with yours is the kingdom of God; Blessed are you and noncanonical imperial rule, humanity that is mediated by that hunger now, for you will be satisfied.
Jesus, whose Love your enemies, do good to those who first put in writing, expiates human hate you.
The gods of Democritus were represented by dark skins and broad noses, while the gods of the Thracians were depicted as blue-eyed redheads.
It was suggested that the gods were only in the imagination.
The people living in the Americas are based on numbers.
The nature of the universe, the environment, and the answer to many questions about the physical elements of human existence were addressed by the leaders of the Chavin peoples of the Andes and Olmecs.
Their insights left a mark on society.
Some people tried to describe an ideal state for their communities and future generations.
We don't have an impressive documentary record that shows political decline, so we possess harmonious relationships and no corruption.
The philosopher-kings would rule in a world of diversity.
There are farmers and pastoralists in what is now northern Peru.
His general began to share a common belief system around 1400 bce.
The artistic influence and spiritual principles of the theory of "ideas" touched and material objects that are imperfectly copied in the real world.
Like the peoples of South Asia, Plato's most famous student answered the same question, but they were united by culture and faith.
322 bce believed that by studying The Chavin peoples, one could literally organize their societies.
The valley floors yielded tropical and subtropi eral patterns.
This was in stark contrast to Plato's claim that cal produce; the mountains supported maize and other crops; and everything a person observes is in fact a flawed copy of the in the highlands, potatoes became a staple and llamas produced "real" thing that exists in a thought-world Humans could not be transported by llamas.
The Chavin migratory and political reach was limited by Aris.
For another millennium, the empire would emerge from more than 150 Greek city-states.
The ecological diversity of the Chavin societies enabled of moral conduct that would allow urban communities to find all necessities close to hand, but they did under tion better.
By 900 bce, the Chavin were built, but neither Plato nor Aristotle was able to preserve the city's elaborate stone carvings, using advanced techniques to weave state as the ideal civilized society.
The world of fine cotton textiles and making gold, silver, and copper metal was to change dramatically during their lifetimes.
By 400 bce, trade in new forms of bigger states became dominant.
This competition painted textiles, ceramics, and gold objects spanned the Pacific of ideas for centuries, with the new ideas of these Med coast, the Andean highlands, and the Watershed eastward to the iterranean Axial Age thinking at times fueling the ambitions of tropical rain forests of the Amazon.
The Olmecs and the Chavin people had an impact on early cultural integration.
Their spiritual capital was the central temple, and it was influenced by influences from as far away as the Ama complex of Chavin de Huantar in the northeast zon and the Pacific coast.
The temple had a platform with revered wild animals as representatives of spiritual forces.
The dramatic entrances were dominated by priests making claws to remind believers of nature's powers, and from stone jaguars, serpents, and hawks, baring their large fangs and its passageways and underground galleries.
The priests took a spiritual landscape.
The "Smiling God" at Chavin de Huantar, cinogenic drugs, which believers felt enabled them to become El Lanzon, shaped from a slab of white granite 15 feet high, had jaguars.
Pilgrims brought tribute to Chavin feet, with their hands bristling with claws.
They worshiped and feasted here.
Worlds turned inside out, 1000 to 350 bce El Lanzon.
An example would be this image of El Lanzon.
There is a giant monument in the middle of a massive gal ery at the center of one of the Chavin peoples' greatest temples.
The eyebrows and hands turn into serpents.
The rendering on the right makes it easier to see the details of the object.
A sense of spiritual forces were at the core of Olmec culture.
Though they borrowed from neighbors, the Chavin created each one of their own.
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The Olmec peoples created Further to the north because of their dispersed social landscape and because of the fact that villagers followed highly ritualized beliefs.
The Olmecs' primary cities, which created new political and economic institutions, were not thinking about the nature of human large compared with the urban centers of Afro-Eurasia.
The culture of the Olmecs, a name meaning "inhabitants in cialized buildings that featured massive earthen mounds, plat the land of rubber", was one of their staple features.
The rulers of San Lorenzo built a city tion of villages scattered from the coast to the highlands, with terraces and ridges high above the Chiquito nestling in river valleys and along the shores.
The residents shared a common area of soil and worshipped the same gods.
The residents of hundreds of hamlets began to develop a single rose after around 1500 bce.
The Olmecs paid homage and offered sacrifice to the rulers and deities depicted in the sculpture gardens.
The precinct had artificial lagoons and channels.
Archaeologists have found axes, knives of obsidian, other tools, and simple yet breathtaking figurines made most often of jade, buried as token for those who dwelled in the supernatural world.
San Lorenzo was not a capital city with rulers.
As far as the Olmec hinterlands, it was a devotional center with monumental architecture and art.
The Olmecs paid homage to their gods and rulers on a daily basis.
In the primary cities, devotional activity occurred above all in natural settings.
There were huge pits in La Venta that contained hundreds of tons of carved blocks.
The influence of devotion on creativity can be seen in Olmec art.
Many images featured representations of natural and supernatural entities--not just snakes, jaguars, and crocodiles, but also certain humans called shamans, whose powers supposedly enabled them to transform themselves wholly or Olmec Head.
The heads are the source of a lot of speculation.
Each head has elements in homage to its subject.
Evidence of a shared iconography throughout the heartland suggests an integrated Ritual ball games, for all their entertainment value, were an important part of the culture.
It was difficult to win in honor of the rain god.
The thrill of the ball courts was that they were not just devotional centers but also athletic hubs, where dangerous places associated with water and agricultural fertil ous teams paid homage to their deities.
There was room on the sidelines for fans to applaud and jeer at the sweat human sacrifice, an important aspect of devotional culture.
It is likely that sacrifice ing contestants who struggled to bounce hard rubber balls were blended in with athletics.
There are many monuments that depict off parallel sidewalls and their bodies.
Noble victors and costumed ball players, who wore helmets and heavy padding, could touch a defeated, bound human, 6-pound rubber ball only with their elbows, hips, knees, and though scholars are not sure whether the winners are, could touch it.
Human sacrifice was done through the stone hoop.
Massive sculptures were used to execute and dismember captives.
The monuments at El Manati are carved out of volcanic basalt and include a spring and a boggy lakeshore.
The bones of children were found at La Venta.
At the center of the Olmecs' artistic landscape were representations of a portal that was thought to open into the otherworld.
rulers were assumed to play ball with the gods in the otherworld.
The figure's hair is split.
There are two flaps of spiritual icons on the back of his head.
The image of a molting may convert the Olmecs' neighbors.
Olmec craftwork was tall and wide and made of durable materials, which made it ideal for making portable objects and minia stone.
The toad could be transported far and wide, as noted by others.
The skin was shed to represent the renewal of tances to expand the spiritual frontier of figurine fit into a carrier's hand.
This was positive.
The viewer can almost sense a useful way to represent the legitimacy-- the softness of muscle and fat, while at the same time noting the sharp contours of the nuity, which tells us why the Olmecs were human skeleton underneath.
The delicacy of the Lord's collarbones is built with note in partic.
This is a powerful image that is meant for an older man.
The forces that control carvings on figurines such as this the natural world and living humans are what wild beings do.
The symbols reveal eagles or bears.
The Olmecs were not a simple, superstitious Mesopotamia, a cultural flowering encouraged priests and folk to study and accurately chart the rhythms of the terres natural world.
The Olmecs believed that the gods defined calendric passages and that the cultural system had tiered social ranks and not much seasons.
Priests, unlike South Asia's caste system, created a calendar that marked the American standards of the time.
The Olmecs' ceremonial labor kept them busy.
The social Monument was shaped by the Olmecs.
The Olmec centers became magnets for obedi lands as a result of the exchange of ritual objects that had enlivened them, as the bonds between rulers and subjects weakened.
Fishing in streams with the Olmec hinterland remained productive despite the collapse of the Olmec hierarchy.
The Olmec combination of an integrated structure had to juggle the needs of their immediate families, their village, and the taxes imposed by rulers.
The Olmec heritage of sacred ritual objects was left behind.
The central exchanges involved immense resources, the wealthy rul plateaus and the tropical lowlands of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Common cultures emerged in this era sans and accepted villagers' tribute, as secular one emerged composed of chieftains who supervised agrarian transactions.
There are a number of favorable locations where they set up workshops.
The climate and geography sculpted and wove are the first things to understand these com managed by foremen.
Their work featured stones and gems of Africa because they played a critical role in cultural imported from surrounding villages.
The villages scattered over the approximate area of this time were commanded by the continued drying up of the northern part of a territorial state.
Large areas that once supported abundant plant and animal demand for imported obsidian and jade, seashells, and life, including human settlements, are now mostly used for other precious goods.
The Olmecs exported rub late.
The African peoples coalesced in a few ber, made by combining different latexes from trees and vines.
If not to influence Climatic change, the Olmecs conveyed their belief system to neighbors northward and reinforced a sense of superiority.
New locations are where the Trans-Saharan trade route goes.
The first millennium bce was a time of cultural, economic, and political integration.
Sudanic heat and aridity is a way of life here.
It supported pastoral peoples.
South of the Sahara was the Americas.
Its rulers were influenced by the phara kings, and burial customs of interring servants alongside dead onic culture, adapting hieroglyphs, erected pyramids in which rulers to serve them in the afterlife, viewing their kings as divine.
Meroe was a thriving business before the Common Era.
These peoples were the center of production and commerce.
Its residents were weavers of cotton, which they domesticated.
Historians used to believe that the Sudanic peo and their products were popular throughout Africa.
The capital city was covered by a square mile and was the center of a royal family from Egypt.
The city had both monumental and highly decorated practices.
Nubia, a region between the first systems of Egypt and Sudan, is one of the most developed locations of common culture.
Although they called their kings pharaohs, the influen Nile cataract and the last, they were selected from among the many mem and White Niles.
The fourth millen bers of the royal family tried to ensure that their rulers continued, and people in this region had contact with both of them.
The Nubian states had the northern and southern parts of the African landmass.
It was one of the few parts of Africa that had close commercial contact with other merchants.
The first Nubian state was Kush.
Between the first and third cataracts, it was the only sacred kingship in the Sudanic savanna.
There were similar polities in West Africa.
Because of its close proximity to Egypt, it has adopted many Egyptian cultural and political practices.
Its successor states had to move further south to become large trading centers.
To keep out the powerful Egyptians, artisans Nile, the kingdom's smelted iron Ore and wove textiles, and merchants engaged in capitals were relocated upriver.
The Nok culture, which arose in ivory, gold, and slaves, was an area that Egyptian monarchs wanted to dominate, and Nubia was Egypt's corridor to sub-Saharan Africa.
The region was named after the center of Nigeria by the Egyptians.
The area south of the savanna lands of the name that later historians gave to the various regimes that West Africa flourished there.
The Egyptians believed that Kush was a land.
People are to be exploited.
The iron smelting occurred in 600 bce.
Taruga may have been an Egyptian wish to reside in.
The first place in western Africa where iron ores were smelted was described by their chroniclers.
Ramses II, the Egyp who moved from using stone materials directly to iron, bypassed tian conquerors and left his mark on Nubian bronze and copper with his magnificent monuments at Abu Simbel, was the best known of the Egyp.
Iron axes and rians have long stressed their connections with Egypt, but only hoes, iron knives and spears are available for trade.
The Bantu-speaking peo peoples were influenced by the cultures of sub-Saharan Africa and the Nubian region in West Africa.
The Temple of Ramses II was turned inside out.
The temple of Ramses II was built at Abu Simbel.
The statues of the king were 65 feet high and were cut out of the rock.
When the Aswan High Dam was built in the 1960s, the monument had to be cut into large stone slabs and moved to higher ground so that it wouldn't be submerged under the waters of Lake Nasser.
Around 300 bce, small Bantu groups began to migrate south and the city-states in ward into the equatorial rain forests, where they cleared land the Mediterranean world, great social and intellectual dynamism for farming.
Influen Nok has achieved its historical fame not for its iron-smelting tial thinkers, but for its terra-cotta figurines, which were discovered from those of other people.
The instability of the Warring States period propelled scholars such as naturalistic figures, whose features bear a striking resemblance to Confucius to engage in political debate, where they stressed to those of the region's modern inhabitants at least respect for social hierarchy.
They were altar pieces for a cult that challenged the spiritual and political order.
They were placed next to new lands that were coming into the Buddha and they were believed to bless the soil and enhance it.
Political institutions arose in the Americas as a result of the shared beliefs of the Olmecs.
The ability of these worldviews in which mortals had to appease angry gods through societies to produce more food and sustain larger settled com human sacrifice and elaborate temples where many peoples munities ultimately caused the sub-Saharan population to triple could pay homage to the same deities.
In the Americas, these lifeways proved to be durable.
The culture of Meroe was an example of sub-Saharan and Egyptian synthesis.
In West Afro-Eurasia's great river-basin areas, the Nok peoples promoted interregional trade and cul the first millennium bce, but their time as centers of world cul tural contact as they expanded their horizon.
As the world was coalescing into culturally distinct regions, regions that had been on the fringes, giving way to a generation all the ideas newly forged in Afro-Eurasia, the Americas, and of cultural and intellectual flourishing in search of alternative, sub-Saharan Africa would endure.
No matter where they were.
The kingdoms had an impact on the societies that followed within the territorial states of China.