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important food source for New Guineans, not a good source of protein, great deal of work to produce so little
The Epic of Gilgamesh
world's first epic; precedes Hebrew Bible, details hero's search for eternal life
valuable index to life in Mesopotamia; comprehensive written code; not all criminals punished equally
symbolized linking between heaven and earth, attended by priests and priestesses, cuneiform tablets
closely related to the god Osiris, annual inundation promoted ideas about resurrection, flows south to north
Palette of Narmar
commemorates union of Upper and Lower Egypt, represents Lower Egypt with a severed head and papyrus, features falcon god Horus
Gaining knowledge through the observation of events, the collection of data, and logical reasoning
traveling teachers that taught how to win an arguement; didn't believe in gods; refused the idea of an absolute right or wrong
philosophers that preceeded Socrates; culmination was "the four basic elements of universe are fire, air, earth, water
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