From Gilgamesh to Ancient Egypt to the Fall of Rome, this volume provides easy-to-use tools to engage, enlighten and give students a new frame of reference to study and analyze the most important documents from ancient history.
Half Title Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Umma and Lagash, Sumer.
2: “A Hymn to Inana”.
3: The Advice of an Akkadian Father to His Son.
4: Proverbs from Sumer.
5: Code of Hammurabi.
6: Enuma Elish—The Babylonian Creation.
7: Babylonian Proverbs.
8: From the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Egypt and Environs.
9: “A Hymn of Praise to Ra When He Riseth”.
10: “Hymn to Osiris,” from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
11: Description of the Ethiopians.
12: The Selection of Aspalta as King of Kush.
Asia: China and India.
13: Excerpt from The Art of War, Chapter 1.
14: The Doctrine of the Mean, Section 2.
15: Excerpts from the Dao De Jing.
16: “Lessons for Women”.
17: The Edicts of King Ashoka.
18: The Duties of a King, from the Arthashastra.
19: The Laws of Manu, Chapter 1.
20: Excerpt from the Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 1.
21: Excerpts from the Law Code of Gortyn, Ancient Crete.
22: Pericles' Funeral Oration.
23: Excerpt from the History of the Peloponnesian War.
24: Excerpt from Anabasis, or “March Up Country”.
25: The Athenian Constitution, Section 1.
26: Requirements for a Physician.
27: Excerpt from “The Training of Children”.
28: Gladiator Games in the Reign of Emperor Caligula.
29: Advice for Keeping Slaves in Ancient Rome.
30: Letter from Cicero to Atticus.
31: The Romans Destroy the Temple at Jerusalem.
32: Vespasian's Triumph Following the Vanquishing of the Jews.
33: A Tour of Ancient Rome.
34: Seeking Advice from Emperor Trajan Regarding the Christians.