Civilizations of the ancient world

How similar were the civilizations of the ancient world?
In between 1,000 and 1,500 words, write an essay in response to this question:
How similar were the civilizations of the Ancient world?

-You may discuss any or all of the civilizations that we have covered so far in class and that you have read about in the Michael Burger textbook, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Egyptians, Hittites, Babylonians, Assyrians, Minoans, Myceneans, and the Archaic and Classical Greeks.

-Consider a variety of factors, e.g.: type of government, size, longevity, political ideology and culture, and religion of inhabitants.
Michael Burger, The Shaping of Western Civilization: From Antiquity to the Mid-Eighteenth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013) [e-book/Kindle edition: 2014]

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