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Discussion Week 2

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1. In what ways were the religious ideas and practices of the ancient peoples of Egypt and Mesopotamia different?

2. Why is it, in your opinion, that in primitive societies the king was not only responsible for the security of his people but even for adverse weather and other natural phenomena?

3. What are basic features of ancient systems of law?
[Think of social hierarchy and status. Ancient law had no concept of egalitarianism.]

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