Classical Civilization India Summary

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Cornell Notes Page 1 Chapter Title Classical Civilization: India
Chapter # 3

China's classical period had a great influence in India even still today.

India- agricultural society

Very similar to China

Influence of China
Like China Indias people were mostly farmers.

Food was their main focus.

Like China the men were the ones that rule the family and the women were treated like property.

China and India created some of the basics for schools and academics.

India was more open to other civilizations coming in.

The Persians brought a lot of new art and styles.

Alexander the Great came to India.

Indian history
Unlike India China didn’t like the fact of others coming in and changing their traditions.
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Stories usually included gods.

Culture
Much of the literature was during the Gupta period.

The Gupta’s supported University groups.

This attracted students from different places.

The indian numbering system is the one we use today.

Europeans brought it from the arabs.

Indias imagination brought many good things.

Better in India than in China.

Traveled through the subcontinent and to the Middle East and East Asia.

Trade and Merchant
Tamils traded cotton, silks, dyes, drugs, and more earning great money.

Middle East and Roman Empire brought pottery, wine, metals, and most importantly gold.

Trade was much better with India.

India was known for wealth, religion and intelligence.

Mauryan period

Indian Ocean dominated

Took over southern Asia waters.

Civilization did good influencing others.

Influence
No previous civilization had done what India was doing.

Indian merchants were marrying into royal families.

The style of their temples and art moved fast.

Buddhism spread through Indian and Hinduism to the upper class in
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Politics got harder everyday.

Rome
A civil war led to the victory of Julius Caesar.

45 B.C.E.

Julius Caesar was assasinated.

Augustus Caesar grandnephew of Julius ruled in 27 B.C.E.

After Julius Caesar assassination they established the structures of Rome.

Marcus Aurelius ruled in 180 B.C.E.

He brought peace to all of his land.

Conquered France and southern Britain and Germany.

The empire soon came to a hard downfall lasting 250 years.

People from the north came in and fixed the government in 476 B.C.E.

Constantine came in and tried to save Rome with a not so knwon religion back then called Christianity.

The end of the classical period came when the nomadic invaded.

The new civilizations started new along the eastern Mediterranean and Greek islands.

Romes expansion brought some bad things but eventually saw through and recoverd.

Cornell Notes Page 4 Chapter Title Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean: Greece and Rome
Chapter # 4

Greece and Rome did not come up with a certain religion that defined them unlike China or India.

Christianity was the most popular religoing in

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