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Chapter 7 Classical Era Variations Chavin, Maya, Niger River, Bantu, Axum

Periplus of the Erythrean Sea What is Erythrean Sea? • found in ancient cartography. derived from the seasonal blooms of the redcoloured Trichodesmium erythraeum near the water's surface, as the Greek "Ερυθρά" actually means "red“ • In the third century, Flavius Philostratus made this comment: "And they say that the sea called Erythra or "red" is of a deep blue colour, but that it was so named, as I said before, from a King Erythras, who gave his own name to the sea in question."

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I. Document 7.2 Making of an Axumite Empire "Inscription on a Stone Throne" p. 309 II. Visual Source 7.1 Shield Jaguar & Lady Xok: A Royal Couple of Yaxchilan (Maya) p. 316-317 III. Visual Source 7.4 The Ball Game p. 321
10 min. each. Read & then discuss with your table group. We will rotate through each document. For the last 10 minutes, we will discuss as a full group.

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Document 7.2 Making of an Axumite Empire "Inscription on a Stone Throne" p. 309

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II. Visual Source 7.1 Shield Jaguar & Lady Xok: A Royal Couple of Yaxchilan (Maya) p. 316-317

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I. Document 7.2 Making of an Axumite Empire "Inscription on a Stone Throne" p. 309 What evidence can you point to that shows a Greek influence? The Greek Gods Listed. Who does the author consider himself to be? A Warrior

II. Visual Source 7.1 Shield Jaguar & Lady Xok: A Royal Couple of Yaxchilan (Maya) p. 316-317
a Mayan wife is preparing her husband by helping him ______________, Lady Xok offers her husband his helmet, the head of a ___________, an animal that was widely associated with strength, bravery, aggression, warfare, and high social status. Dress for a war-related ceremony or sacrifice the head of a jaguar

III. Visual Source 7.4 The Ball Game p. 321

The visual source, The Ball Game, represents… a substitute for large scale warfare, as evidenced by the presence of kings on the playing field