Kevin Reilly, The Human Journey, Chapter 3

Kevin Reilly, The Human Journey, Chapter 3
Website: China and Rome: A Comparison of Two Empires –
Primary Sources:
Website: Confucius, Analects – (read Section 1 Parts 1 & 4 and Section 3 Parts 13 & 15)
Website: Plutarch: The Training of Children, c. 110 CE – (read 1-2, 8, 10-11, 17-18)
Discussion Prompts:
After reading Chapter 3 and the material at the websites, and viewing the videos, please make a 250-word initial post that answers the following questions about the primary sources:
What values do Plutarch and Confucius promote? What similarities and differences do you see in their moral and educational philosophies? How are those similarities and differences related to the history and structure of their respective societies and the problems of creating a common elite class culture to govern far-flung empires?