Blog #6 Islam and Christianity

Tyler Rogers  The religions of Christianity and Islam both stem from Judaism.  Jewish history begins with the covenant established between God and Abraham around 1812 BC, during the Bronze Age, in the Middle East. Abraham is considered the father of the family of Jews. Moses is also an important figure as he gave the JewsContinue reading “Blog #6 Islam and Christianity”

Blog #5 Ancient History in Modern Media

The video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in the year 431 BC and based on the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta. In the video game you fight for the Delian League, led by Athens, or the Peloponnesian League, led by Sparta. The video game Assassins Creed as accurate and inaccurate historical features basedContinue reading “Blog #5 Ancient History in Modern Media”

Blog #4: Christianity Through the Lens of Polytheism

During the time Christianity began to rise, the Roman Empire depended heavily on religion. The main religion for the roman empire was polytheistic, the Romans believed in multiple gods and goddesses. Christianity only believed in one god and did not believe in praying down to the Roman Emperor.  The rapid growth of Christianity appealed toContinue reading “Blog #4: Christianity Through the Lens of Polytheism”

Blog #2: Thucydides Trap

Tyler Rogers Thucydides wrote “What made war inevitable was the growth of Athenian power and the fear which this caused in Sparta.” The term that was used for the fear by Athens over Sparta was “Thucydides Trap”.  A Thucydides trap is when a rising empire or government power causes fear to another empire or governmentContinue reading “Blog #2: Thucydides Trap”

Blog #1 Hammurabi code

In the case known as the Affluenza Case, a very controversial decision was made that ended in teen Ethan Couch serving no jail time after killing four pedestrians while drunk driving.  I first heard about this case through the exposure it received on social media, I was shocked with the outcome. It was released thatContinue reading “Blog #1 Hammurabi code”

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