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Classical Civilizations

Study guide on Classical civilizations
What were Roman slaves not used for?
Military service
Difference between classical China and Hwang-he rivier vally civilzation.
In classical China religious sacrifices were suppressed
Difference between Mauryan dynasty and Gupta dynasty.
Mauryan dynasty ruled a larger territory
Unlike Hinduisnm, Christianity is more likely to _______________________.
See humans as superior to the rest of nature
Why did nomadic invaders have military advantages over the armies of the empires?
They were more skilled as horsemen
In comparison to China, India ____________________________.
Had greater contact with other societies and civilizations
Compared to Hinduism and Buddhism, what wasn;t a distinctive feature of late-Roman Christianity?
Belief that an evil life will be punished
Unlike Hinduism, Buddhism __________________.
did not believe in the caste system
How did the Indian caste system serve, to an extent, as a political institution?
It enforced rules about social behavior
By 600, a good defintion of "barbarian" would be ____________________.
Someone who is not part of a civilization
What did Aryan conquerors bring to India?
Distinctive religious ideas
How did the end of the Gupta empire differ from the end of the Roman empire?
The Gupte empire's decline dd not involve the introduction of a new religion for the majority
In what subject did Hellenistic society register special advances?
What wasn't a reason the Chinese government accepted Daosim?
The Daoist belief that nobles were holier than peasants
How did the Qin dynasty differ from the Zhou dynasty.
In that it was more centralized
What was one difference between classical civilizations and river-valley civilizations?
In classical civilizations, political organizations were more elaborate
The "Son of Heaven' concept was designed to promote all all of the following except ___________________________.
the priest's control of the state