Students will examine the location and relative sizes of classical political entities (Greece, Gupta, Han, Maurya, Maya, Qin, Rome) noting the location and size of each in relation to the amount of power held within a region.
- Classical Societies, 600 B.C.E. – ca. 900 C.E.
Classical civilizations in Eurasia and Mesoamerica employed a variety of methods to expand and maintain control over vast territories. They developed lasting cultural achievements. Both internal and external forces led to the eventual decline of these empires.
Geographic factors encouraged and hindered a state’s/empire’s expansion and interactions.