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The Ancient Age
Hello friends and welcome to a new Happy Learning video. Today we are going to learn about the first historical period, let’s learn about the Ancient Age.
The Ancient Age began at the end of the Iron Age, that is prehistory, and it starts with the appearance of writing around four thousand years before Christ and ends with the fall of the Western Roman Empire around 500 years after Christ.
During this period the first civilizations arose and developed. I am sure you have heard of them…Egypt and its pyramids and pharaohs, Greece and its wise philosophers and the Olympics, Rome and its strong gladiators and vast empire.
The main characteristics of the Ancient Age are the following:
Urban life begins to develop, the cities grow larger both in size and amount of people. So as to organize these cities, the political power was in the hands of the kings, emperors and pharaohs and they had the maximum authority. The population began to divide into free men and slaves. The free men could enjoy many rights as well as own lands and slaves. The slaves were generally prisoners of war or children born from slaves. They had no rights and always had to do the most difficult jobs. The truth is they led an awful life.
In the Ancient Age there were continuous wars and so the art of warfare was developed, though we believe that war has nothing to do with art.
Trade between cities grew in relevance, allowing a great intercultural exchange to take place. The first architectural wonders arose, such as the Egyptian pyramids, theaters and circuses where fearsome gladiators fought in Rome, the Acropolis with its temples for religious and cultural gatherings in Greece.
The truth is that it is really impressive to learn what the people in the Ancient Age managed to do. Happy Learning believes that it is extremely important to investigate the past so as to understand the present and improve the future. Besides it is all hugely fascinating…
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