• TB --> pp. 43-49.
  • Slides.


  • To analyze the methods used by the Assyrians to rule their empire.
  • To explain the extent to which the Assyrians were indebted to earlier Mesopotamian cultures.
  • To list the achievements of the Chaldeans in the time of Nebuchadnezzar.
  • To describe the methods used by the Persians to build and maintain their empire and compare them with those taken by the Assyrians.
  • To explain the basic teachings of Zoroastrianism and compare them with the religions of the other cultures of the "cuneiform world" as well as with the Hebrews.


  "cuneiform world"   "king of kings" Assurbanipal tribute
  Hanging Gardens of Babylon   ziggurat   zodiac astronomy
  diaspora   Cyrus the Great   Darius satraps
  "Babylonian Captivity"   Cambyses   Zoroaster Zend-Avesta
  Ahura-Mazda   Ahriman   Magi  Lydians
  Nebuchadnessar   "King's Eyes & Ears"


Be able to find and identify the following on a map of Southwest Asia:
  • Nineveh
  • Samarkand
  • Persepolis
  • Susa
  • Babylon
  • Memphis
  • Thebes
  • Nile River
  • Egypt
  • Crete
  • Athens
  • Caucasus Mountains
  • Byzantium
  • Cyprus
  • Indus River
  • Royal Road
  • Arabia
  • Persian Gulf
  • Arabian Sea
  • India
  • Indian Ocean



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