Mesopotamia/Persia, Egypt, and Greece. How did each of these early civilizations uniquely maintain internal unity and social cohesion through shared beliefs, practices and institutions?
Your essay should reflect an understanding of how these different civilizations evolved ways of maintaining
coherence and unity given their particular historical or geographical situations. Be concise and answer the
question, do not write a narrative or story. Use examples as supporting evidence for general statements. For
example, “In Mesopotamia King Hammurabi promulgated uniform law codes that served to legitimize his
rule.” Essays should be written in paragraph form. Use grammar and spell checkers and proofread before
submitting your essay.
TOPIC: Political and Cultural Unity in Early Western Civilizations.
1) Do not include a title page.
2) Avoid general opening and closing paragraphs unless you have valid general points to make. Just start
answering the question with the first civilization you want to discuss.