Presentation on theme: "WARM-UP Which laws or punishments in Hammurabi’s Code seem unusual today? Macklin and Ian’s group may not mention the law about punching a pregnant woman."— Presentation transcript:
WARM-UP Which laws or punishments in Hammurabi’s Code seem unusual today? Macklin and Ian’s group may not mention the law about punching a pregnant woman in the stomach. What difference does that suggest to you about ancient Babylon compared to modern society?
PHOENICIANS Seafaring society Cultural exchange Take the cuneiform system of writing from Mesopotamia and created a simplified alphabet Forerunner to Greek and Latin alphabet
What can this artwork tell us about the Akkadian state (a Mesopotamian empire)? The Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian King, ca BCE
EPIC OF GILGAMESH We will popcorn read this story together and discuss! The actors – Gilgamesh – king of Uruk Enkidu – a wild man, and G’s best friend Shamhat – a harlot Humbaba – a demon Enil – a God, ruler of earth and men Ishtar – Goddess of sexual love Taurus – Bull of Heaven Shamash – Sun God Shiduri – a wise old tavern keeper Uta- Napishti – lone survivor of the Flood
CONCLUSION Answer the following question: Which of the documents we have seen— Hammurabi’s Code, the Stele of Naram-Sin, or the Epic of Gilgamesh—is most useful to the historian writing about Mesopotamian society?