Elites In Mesopotamian Society

111 Words1 Page
The role of the elites in the Mesopotamian society was to amass as much wealth as they could. Learning to write was a skill made for elites to increase their power. (Pg.40) They ran their societies just beneath the priests and king. They owned massive amounts of land and had free men and women tend to it by giving them rations of food or they would force slaves to complete the task. (Pg.39) The role of the elites in Egypt was to assist the king. The elites in both Mesopotamian had more power where they owned abundance of land and slaves, whereas the Egyptian elites were more for assisting the king.
Open Document