Ancient Civilizations and How They Relate to Today. Speaks of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece

Essay by Jessica KayJunior High, 9th gradeA+, January 1996

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When we study our past, we see what was and what could have been. Different times, different cultures, and their issues were often not so very different then our own in present days. If we pay enough attention to the past, and it's lessons, the future can be better.

As we look toward the future, we must also look backward. History shows us man's failures and successes. If we hope to succeed in the future, we must listen to the lessons of the past.

Back in Egyptian times, people struggled with many things; some of which we are still struggling with today. One example is women's status in the community and their equality with men. Back then, women were almost like slaves. It seems that they almost did more than the men. Still today, some men think that women should stay home only to cook and clean. Other men just want women to sit there and look pretty.

So, as you can see, women's equality I definitely one ongoing struggle that will hopefully one day be settled.

Another struggle that is still here somewhat today is that of social classed and some people not being accepted. If you look at it, there are still social classes: upper class, middle class, and lower class. Even the government uses these terms. Also, someone might not marry someone because of how much money they have. So, social classes are another ongoing struggle.

There are many struggles that have not gone away in the last 5,000 years. Who knows, maybe in another 5,000 years they will still be struggling with these problems also. We really have no way of knowing what will happen in the future.

The Egyptians of the primitive past came up with many useful inventions that are still around today. One...