Sumer, unlike the Egyptians, believed that their leaders were of divine descent but did not believe they were actual gods. Sumerians believed the natural world was comprised of several gods: Nanna suen (Moon God), Utu (Sun God) Nin-khursaga(Earth goddess), Enki(God of Waters) and Enlil(God of Air) (Backman 2013, 16). Natural events were attributed to the gods (Backman 2013, 16). If strong gusts aro...
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...lso greatly appealed to the Romans. Marcus Aurelius who ruled a little over twenty years contributed to this school by writing a book discussing the secretes of Stoicism. The book titled Meditations was “intended as a type of personal guide or reflective exercise, the Meditations touch upon morality, social cares, and self-control, among other themes”(Backman and Axen 2014, 77). Both the Greeks and Romans thought of themselves as superior than other civilizations. This led them to attempt to spread their ways onto the rest of the world, this ambition and drive no doubt contributed to the success of these civilizations.
Backman, Clifford R. The Cultures of the West: A History. New York: Oxford UP, 2013. Print.
Backman, Clifford R., Christine Axen, and Clifford R. Backman. Sources for the Cultures of the West. New York: Oxford UP, 2014. Print.
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