Be sure to stop in at the Classical Period page to browse the "big ideas" before you read. You might find my essay on the Axial Age useful.
Many of you took a beating on Strayer 4, mainly because your understanding of the content was too shallow to answer the question asked, you didn't have the evidence in the right compartment in your head, it was disorganized. Preventing a repeat of that, and insuring you understand these topics deeply starts this weekend. Lick your wounds, get mad, and get to work!