Transcription 1 Academic Catalog Concordia College New York 2 Identity, Mission, and Values Our Lutheran heritage is grounded in the conviction of God s faithfulness to his promise of forgiveness and salvation realized by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This gift of grace comes unmerited and the consequence is freedom to be wholly human. That heritage expresses itself in our mission: Concordia College New York, a college of The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, engages and nurtures a diverse student body in a Christ-centered, value-oriented liberal arts education for lives of service to church and community.
Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt Introduction As humans continued to settle, they formed more organized civilizations with religions, systems of writing, architectural traditions, and class systems.
This module will discuss the rise of civilization from the Mesopotamian cultures through the three thousand years of ancient Egypt. Objectives Following this lesson, you should be able to: Have a contextual understanding of the early civilizations in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Have a formal understanding of various styles, media, and methods of artistic and architectural production. Understanding various art historical themes that are present within these cultures.
Context Mesopotamia Ancient Mesopotamia, also known as the "fertile crescent," was an area of the now Middle East where the rivers Tigris and Euphrates fed the birth of several civilizations over the span of four thousand years between BCE and CE. Great cities such as ancient Babylon, Ur, Uruk, and others demonstrated the power of such cultures to organize and develop their surroundings.
The civilizations invented the wheel, writing, and law. They had a variety of religions with the main purposes of praying and sacrificing for regular floods and harvests, even that was not often the reality between these rivers.
Their cuneiform system of writing allowed them to document their history and record offerings, while laws, such as the "Code of Hammurabi," have become precedents to modern law, including the concept of presumed innocence.
To help form a better understanding of the context of these cultures, I have compiled a few resources. I do not expect you to read or watch all of them, because there are a lot of resourcesbut please pay attention to the contextual history of the area and form a general understanding before moving forward.
Feel free to return to these resources when doing projects or forming arguments: Ancient Near East on SmartHistory. The Gardens of Babel": Hour long documentary on Mesopotamian culture The Epic of Gilgamesh: Useful overview of the context of the Mesopotamian cultures.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Teaching Resource: A comprehensive guide to Mesopotamian culture and art as well as teaching resource List of Mesopotamia Rulers: A list of links to other online resources note: Many links on this list are dead or not up to date.
The very length of this civilization's survival continues to awe, espeically as we compare the United State's year history. Egyptian history has been broken up by Egyptologists to three main periods defined by dynasties: Between and after these are a few "intermediate periods," which came about from times of turmoil or transition, including the Armana Period under Pharaoh Akhenaton.
The Egyptian civilization grew up along the Nile river and is divided into Lower Egypt North and Upper Egypt South according to the flow of this river.
The river was tame and had fertile banks that were easy to cultivate, which allowed the civilization as a whole to become extremely wealthy. The civilization was not bound to the river, though, as it crept into the Sahara Desert.
The civilization's structure included a religion with a polytheistic mythology focusing on the concept of an afterlife and the soul or "Ka.A summary of Themes in Edith Hamilton's Mythology.
Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Mythology and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Sophocles' Antigone: Ancient Greek Theatre, Live From Antiquity! Ancient cultures provide some of our deepest connections to the humanities, drawing life from that distant time when the study of history, philosophy, arts, literature, and language itself began.
Minoan Art Sculpture and Art in Ancient Greece.
Greek art and sculpture has had a profound effect throughout the ages. Many of the styles have been reproduced and copied by some of what the modern day audiences would class as some of the finest artists to have ever lived e.g.
Michelangelo. THEMES FROM THE HUMANITIES IN ANCIENT GREECE 2 Themes from the Humanities in Ancient Greece In Ancient Greece, everyday life, men if they were not training in military, or discussing politics, went to the Theatre for entertainment to watch dramas that they could relate to, including tragedies and comedies.
These often involved current politics and gods in some form. the playing of one or more motives, themes or melodies against each other is called counterpoint a structure in which a refrain is repeated after episodes with a different melody is a. Undergraduate or graduate courses in artistic expression, communication, written analysis and expression, information retrieval, concepts in history and social sciences, humanities, a language other than English, introduction to special education, and scientific and mathematical processes must be successfully completed according to NYSED.