Ancient History Assignments November 11-15
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Monday, November 11
Create a hieroglyphic page, similar to your cuneiform page.
Include a hieroglyphic inscription of your choice, properly captioned
Include a paragraph that mentions
Materials used for hieroglyphics
Picture quality of hieroglyphics
Phonetic system similar to cuneiform
(some individual letters and some determiners)
Direction varied, determined by gaze of people and animals.
Three types of writing
Hieroglyphic – for monuments, tombs, important inscriptions
Hieratic – faster, like cursive, still retained picture quality
Demotic – developed much later, much faster to write, no picture quality
Tuesday, November 12
Write an essay on the topic of your choice
Wednesday, November 13
Study for Quiz
Put final touches on drawings from Oriental Institute.
Make sure they are fully captioned with all the information you have.
Thursday, November 14
Write rough draft for a Phoenician alphabet page, similar to cuneiform and hieroglyphic page
Friday, November 15
Read Herodotus’ account of the Battle of Marathon.