Mesopotamia Change Over Time Essay

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Change is very often difficult for people to handle. They get in a routine and feel comfortable and safe. Without change though, there would never be any advancement in the world. In the case of ancient Near-Eastern and Mediterranean civilizations, almost all the people accepted their pagan religion as the only possible explanation for the way things worked. They accepted that these religions had flaws in them, such as a lack of justice by the gods that ruled. A select few people were able to challenge these pagan religions and evoke change and an increase in justice and fairness that was that was not had when the older gods were most prominent. The first civilization began around 5200 years ago, or 3200 BC. The people of this booming civilization, known as Sumerians, lived in an area known as Mesopotamia. This area was the fertile land that was found between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. These people were looking for answers. They did not know why there were great floods that wiped out much of their cropland. They did…show more content…
At least, if someone did, that person never got enough support to make any type of change. Their system of justice came directly from their religion. Therefore, the people had to deal with laws that were rather strict and favored certain members of society more than others. Had the people questioned this system, they could have made a code that was fair to all and not as harsh. Unfortunately, the people of Mesopotamia never challenged their way of thinking and had to deal with the harshness of the Code. There is a good deal more knowledge known about the Greek gods than that of the Mesopotamian gods. There are a number of different writings about the gods from the Greek timeframe, starting with those of Homer around 700 BC. His two famous works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, paint a very clear picture of how the Greeks gods

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