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2 10, 2017

Life in ancient Africa – gender and class history

By |2019-08-21T09:34:21-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Africa|4 Comments

African daily life: Mary and Jesus, from Ethiopia (ca. 1500 AD) (Now in the J. Paul Getty Museum) Inequality in African society Ancient African society didn't have the huge differences between rich and poor people that plagued Europe and Asia. North Africa, being part of the Mediterranean community, was an exception. But south of the Sahara [...]

15 09, 2017

West Asian people – families, schools, slavery

By |2019-09-04T07:31:22-07:00September 15th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

West Asian people: Ur-Nanshe, the king's chief musician in Mari, 2400s BC Oppression of women What we notice most about the way people lived in West Asia is the widespread oppression of women. As compared to their neighbors in Sudan, Egypt, Central Asia, the Roman Empire, or even India, West Asian women were [...]

16 08, 2017

History of friendship

By |2019-06-24T23:19:55-07:00August 16th, 2017|People|0 Comments

Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu fight a monster, on an Assyrian cylinder seal from the 600s BC Why were friends important? Friends were very important to people in the ancient and medieval world. Indian friendship Friendship in ancient Greece Because there were not so many police or lawyers or judges then, people often [...]

14 08, 2017

American people – family, education, slavery

By |2018-04-24T11:03:47-07:00August 14th, 2017|Native American, North America, People|0 Comments

A Pueblo family with a donkey in 1885 (Detroit Publishing Company) Since 1500 AD North American people's relationships to one another have seen big changes. In the 1500s, most kids lived in small villages with their families. Many kids grew up in longhouses or pueblos, with their cousins and aunts and uncles sharing their house. Nobody went to [...]

20 07, 2017

Friendship in ancient India

By |2019-09-17T11:01:20-07:00July 20th, 2017|India|2 Comments

Duryodhana (Cambodia, ca. 900s AD) - friendship in ancient India Friendship between men We don't know very much about friendships among poor people in ancient India, or among women. But the stories that Indian people told had examples of strong friendships between powerful men. In the Mahabharata, which was first written down about 300 BC, Karna [...]

11 07, 2017

Friendship in ancient Greece

By |2019-03-27T18:37:16-07:00July 11th, 2017|Greeks, People|0 Comments

Greek friendship: People call this "After the Party": the boy's puking on a slave. Greeks thought that was funny. Greek friendship Among the Greeks, teenaged boys and young men often became very close friends. This was a way for teenaged boys to learn how to behave around grownups. Greek family Women in ancient [...]

9 07, 2017

Damon and Pythias – an ancient Greek friendship

By |2019-09-13T06:45:59-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks|15 Comments

Places Damon and Pythias might have been: The Greek theater at Syracuse in Sicily Best friends in Sicily According to the Greek story, Damon and Pythias grew up in Sicily, and they were always best friends. Friendship in ancient Greece More Greek literature All our Ancient Greece articles One day when the two [...]