Human Rights Violations in Ancient Cultures

7th Grade CBA Links

You must sign into GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) from your school’s library home page using the school’s password before clicking on any GVRL links below.

 

Ancient Mesopotamia

Mesopotamia - GVRL  -- be sure to sign in first -- a look at the laws and how they discriminated based on one’s wealth. (Jump in the article to Hammurabi.)

 

Babylonia and Assyria - article that speaks briefly about differences in rights. (Jump in the article to Hammurabi.)

 

Babylonian - brief information about slaves’ and women’s legal rights.


Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Slavery - synopsis of types of slaves and how one might have become a slave in Egypt.

 

Egypt - CultureGrams - beginning section on history speaks briefly to religious persecution.


Ancient Greece

Greek Slaves - synopsis of types of slaves and how one might have become a slave in Greece

 

Greece, Ancient - overview of ancient Greece with limited information on slaves and the role of women.


Ancient Rome

Roman Slaves -synopsis of types of slaves and how one might have become a slave in.

 

Rome, Ancient - overview of ancient Rome with limited information on slaves, the role of women, and religious persecution.

 

Religion - GVRL -- be sure to sign in first -- identifies religious persecution and gives specific example.

Light for the East - GVRL -- be sure to sign in first -- describes religious persecution.


Slavery - General

History of Slavery - Overview of ancient slavery.

 

Slavery - World Book online article looks at the history of slavery. The first part of the article up to/through the middle ages is helpful.


Women Rights - General

Marriage: Annuity Contracts - describes rights of women in relationship to marriage in the ancient world.