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-Citations are not required but documents and quotes must be clearly attributed.
-700 word maximum word count.-Spelling and grammar will be considered.
essay questions:
1-Maritime trade appears to be the one consistent across the various cultures we have studied.  What is the role of economic trade in shaping western culture in the ancient world?  Use at least 1 primary sources to discuss the topic. 
2-Was religion in the ancient world a hindrance or a catalyst for unity and empire building?  Why? Explain with examples.  Use at least 2 primary sources to discuss the topic. 
3-Greece has been referred to as the heart of Western Civilization, implying that all Western society stems from the accomplishments of a handful of city states in the Mediterranean.  Do you agree with this?  Why or why not?  Be sure to offer evidence as to the accomplishments or shortcomings of the Greeks in your answer.  Use at least 2 primary sources to discuss the topic. 
4-Why did the Roman Empire maintain long term stability while other city states/empires, such as those in the Levant, Mesopotamia, and Greece, dealt with constant transitions of power?  Use at least 2 primary sources to discuss the topic.