The Literature of Mesopotamia and Sumeria. Learning Objectives for this video:
Ancient Mesopotamian Literature. Learn about Mesopotamia and Sumeria through Literature. Learn some of the important events that happened in world history at the time of the first civilizations, between about 4000 and 600 B.C. Identify major literary forms used in ancient times, including epics, stories, songs, lyric poems, legends, and dramas.
Identify elements of civilization including agriculture, domestication of animals, division of labor, formation of classes in society, religious or philosophical tradition, cities, and writing and describe how they gradually evolved.
Identify cities and writing as two of the most important elements of ancient civilizations.
Discover how manuscripts were produced in ancient Mesopotamia and Sumeria and the type of people who wrote and read them.
Learn about some of the religious beliefs and sacred texts of ancient peoples and identify the regions where different forms of faith prevailed.
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