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Ancient Greece

Read about Greek history, politics, and wars, its arts and artistic achievements, the Greek language and myths, and the major cities of Athens and Sparta, from the Archaic period through the Hellenistic period.
  1. Cities, Colonies, Regions (120)
  2. Culture (359)
  3. Daily Life (72)
  4. Government & Democracy (87)
  5. Greece and Rome
  6. Greek Religion (68)
  7. History of Ancient Greece (65)
  8. Olympics & Panhellenic Games (31)
  9. Science, Philosophy, Medicine
  10. Wars and Battles (308)

Ancient Greece - Starting Point
There are many resources on this site on ancient Greece. Here is a list of topics for people studying Greek culture and literature, as well as history. This includes tips on spelling and technical terms, major events in ancient history, a quick look at differences between ancient Greece and Rome, and maps. An Outline of Classical Greece ...

Fast Facts About Greece
Information on the name, location, cities, islands, mountains, boundaries, and countries surrounding Greece. Most is still relevant for the modern country.

Who Were the Greek Scientists and What Did They Discover?
Many of the ancient Greeks' discoveries and inventions are still used today, although some of their ideas have been overturned. At least one, the discovery that the sun is the center of the solar system, was ignored and then rediscovered.

Glossary of Greek Terms
Technical terms from ancient Greek used on this site.

Logographers
Logographers in ancient times wrote stories about history and geography. Coming before Herodotus, they weren't historians proper. They were mostly Ionian Greeks. Ancient Aegean Maps Maps showing Greece and the ancient Aegean area. Also see: Geography on the divisions of ancient Greece and some of the major geological features and ...

Alexandria
Basic information on the ancient city of Alexandria.

Greek Timeline
Browse through this ancient Greek timeline for more than a millennium, from prehistory through the absorption of Greece into the Roman Empire.

Greeks
The Greeks didn't use that term to refer to themselves. Here is a quick look at what is meant by the Greeks in ancient history. Classical Greeks Attitudes Towards the Macedonians - Peter Green The Macedonians, who are not the same people who live in the area today, were sometimes considered Greeks. Peter Green explains...

Major Topics in Ancient Greek History
These are the major areas of the history of ancient Greece for someone looking for a quick overview. Also see Topics in Greek History From 500-300 B.C. Allen's introduction to History Topics for the Use of High Schools and College says his topics are suggestions for student research, appropriately selected for the grade levels assigned.

Classical Greeks Attitudes Towards the Macedonians - Peter Green
Peter Green explains the attitude of the Classical Greeks towards the Macedonians.

Ancient Aegean Maps
Maps showing Greece and the ancient Aegean area.

Also see: Geography on the divisions of ancient Greece and some of the major geological features and What happened to Greek geography between the Trojan War and the birth of Homer?

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