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Persian empire

Central Asia C 500 B.C.E.

-early empire that spread out from Mesopotamia

-larger than earlier examples

-complex administrative systems to control large area

-facilitated trade across empire

Athenian democracy

594 bce Greece (Athens)

-A political democracy that excluded women slaves and foreigners

-lead to democracy as we know it

Greco Persian wars

Greece 5th century BCE

-series of conflicts between the Persian empire in Greek city states (mostly Athens)

-reinforced Athenean believe in democracy

-Persian= depotisim


Alexander the great

353-323 BCE Greek empire

-ruler of the Greek empire who led the expedition that defeated the Persians and greatly expanded the Greek empire

-created one of the largest empires and was considered by all to have some correlation to Gods

Hellenistic era

323-30 BCE Central Asia

-period of time beginning with Alexander's conquests

-it spread ideas and traditions of Greek culture

-new cities diffuse the culture

Cesar Augustus

27 BCE- 14 CE Rome

-The first emperor of Rome that established peace security and relative prosperity

-ruled over expansion of rome and it's conversion from a republic to imperial government

Pax Romania

First 2 centuries CE Roman Empire

-The Golden age of rome in which the Roman empire reached it's peak authority and maintained peace

-lots of innovation in this time

- culture

Qin Shihuandgi

221-210 BCE China

-established Qin dynasty with first use of word empire


-difficult to maintain control when so harsh

Han dynasty

206 BCE- 220 CE China

-first empire in China

-impacted trade and culture

-established political systems that lasted into the 20th century

-comparable to Rome

Germanic speaking peoples

400 - 476 CE Rome

-lived on north frontier of Rome and eventually during the fall of Rome controlled Roman empires,then displaced emperors altogether

-compared to China's struggle with neighbors

Mauryan empire

326-184 BCE India

-early attempt to unify India under the rule of empire

-influence of Greek culture

-demonstrates difficulty of maintaining rule over India


200 BCE - 500 CE

-Nomadic people with military confederation to the north of China

-China built great wall to keep them out

-responsible for the fall of Han dynasty


R. 268-232 BCE India

-emperor of Mauryan empire who logged his thinking and decisions on rock pillars all over India

-conversion to Buddhism brought state support to the religion

Gupta empire

320-550 CE India

-empire following Mauryan empire

-tried to revive earlier empire

- diversity made it hard to unify

- caste system