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By Frederick G. Naerebout, Henk W. Singor

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context presents a chronological creation to the historical past of historic Mediterranean civilizations in the higher context of its modern Eurasian world.
- leading edge procedure organizes Greek and Roman historical past right into a unmarried chronology
- Combines the normal historic tale with matters which are crucial to fashionable learn into the traditional international together with more than a few social, cultural, and political topics
- allows an realizing of the traditional Mediterranean global as a harmony, simply because the Mediterranean global is in its flip awarded as a part of a bigger whole
- Covers the complete historic Mediterranean international from pre-history via to the increase of Islam within the 7th century A.D.
- encompasses a different selection of photos, maps, diagrams, tables, and a chronological chart to help comprehension
- English translation of a widely known Dutch publication, De oudheid, now in its 3rd version

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The latter, drawn by horses, point to contacts with the steppe regions to the west. Presumably, horses and chariots had been introduced into China by people from Early Civilizations in Eurasia Figure 6 Chinese burial site with traces of a chariot (c. 1300 BC). A grave site with two horse skeletons, a human skeleton, and the traces of a wooden chariot, now disintegrated except for some metal fittings. This grave is part of the royal tombs near modern Anyang, where the last capital city of the Shang Dynasty was situated.

This points to a more complex organization of these communities, but we know practically nothing of the forms such organizations might have taken. There are as yet no indications of a distinction between an elite and the rest of society. Presumably, many Neolithic societies had one or more particular persons who were entrusted with certain religious functions or who were considered to have some sort of special knowledge, and presumably such a role might often have been combined with authority in other respects as well.

In the ancient world, it was mostly small-scale, and all labor was manual labor, at most assisted by oxen or donkeys as draft animals. Implements were mainly hoes, mattocks, plows, sickles, and mill stones. Poor farmers, but also those working fields on steep slopes, had to use the hoe and had to prepare the soil for sowing with their manual labor alone; the richer farmer might have possessed a pair of oxen to draw his plow: he could work a larger plot. But even the farm large enough to employ slaves was a relatively simple affair.

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