All of these resources-food for
sustaining the urban population, timber for building houses, charcoal as fuel for casting bronzes, kaolin for making elite ceramics, lithic material for manufacturing tools, pebbles for constructing palace foundations, and metals for making bronzes-would have been in great demand by the elite at Erlitou p. 68 1st reading
Given the elaboration of the
ceremonial center, including all the evidence we find for advanced planning and engineering abilities, an authority figure must have been present p. 30 chain (andes)
To the Persians, “the idea that a leader inspiring willingness in his followers was central to the Persian conceptualization of an effective leader” (DiCicco 34). Furthermore, in order “to obtain ‘willing’ obedience, Cyrus held that citizens and soldiers alike must believe that the leader is wiser and stronger than they are” (DiCicco 34).