“Printing Press” – Cardwell

Once written language became widespread, the popularity of books and other forms of written literature followed.  The only problem was the slow tedious task of copying books by hand.  This process could be expedited through a stamp, however, still not efficient.  All of this changed after Johan Gutenberg shook the literary world with his invention.  …

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Comment on The Romans – By Carlson by brandonjwalter

Hey Vincent,

Great job! I enjoyed learning about the conquest and innovations of the Roman Empire. I would like to learn more about the differences between the Roman Legion and the Greek phalanx. It was also very interesting to see how throughout Rome’s existence it was always expanding and developing.
It’s really fascinating that the Roman people used gladiators to recreate famous land and naval battles in the Colosseum. It’s amazing how they would go to such lengths for the sake of entertainment.

Keep up the good work!
-B Walter

“Classical Greeks” – Geslowitz

Ancient Greece developed into rich and innovative culture.  Greece developed the way it did due to the h\geography of the region.  Mainland Greece was rich in iron, lumber and other important resources.  However, each valley of fertile soil could only support a limited population.  This limited food supply created the need for trade with other …

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When – and why – did people first start using money?- Kusimba

  Ever since the exchange of good began, currency has been a vital component to fair trade.  Humans have used a form of currency for over 40,000 years.  Before currency’s conception people used a barter system.  Two parties would make direct deals of multiple types of goods.  The amount was agreed upon by both parties. …

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