Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 7: The Empires of Persia

Essay Quiz

What aspects of Zoroastrianism seem like modern religions? How do you think the teachings of Zarathustra would influence the believers' behavior and attitudes at the time?
The authors refer to the Persian empires as "cosmopolitan." What does this mean? In what ways did the rulers promote this cosmopolitanism?
The authors suggest that classical societies were more complex and more sophisticated than the early societies discussed in part 1. What evidence do you see of this in the development of the Persian empires?
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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