All questions (in both the Prepare and Assignment sections) should be answered by students in their Assignment document

  1. What knowledge or experience do you have with Armenian, Iranian, or present-day Turkish (Eastern Roman/Byzantine) history/culture?

  2. In Week 4, we learned about the religion of Zoroastrianism. In 1-2 sentences, briefly summarize Zoroastrianism's key beliefs.

  3. Who were the Mamikoneans? What was their position in Armenia during the 4th and 5th centuries C.E.?

  4. What were some of the leading factors that contributed to the decline and division of Armenia during the Arsacid Dynasty (12 CE – 428 C.E.)?