What do historians mean by “The Age of Pericles”? What were the political and cultural achievements of this age?

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1.What do historians mean by “The Age of Pericles”? What were the political and cultural achievements of this age?
2.What role did religion play in the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt? How did the religion of the ancient Hebrews differ from the religions of Mesopotamia and Egypt?
3.What were the chief characteristics of Benedictine monasticism and what role did it play in the conversion of the Germans to Christianity and in the intellectual life of Europe after the fall of Rome?
4.Discuss the political organization of the empire established by Charlemagne. Also include the disintegration of this empire after his death.
5.What were the main problems that Rome faced during the last century of the Republic? Include how Augustus attempted to resolve each of those problems.

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