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'''Ancient Greece''' was a loose collection of [[Greek language|Greek]]-speaking [[city-state]]s centered on the [[Aegean Sea]].  The most famous of these city-states was [[ancient Athens|Athens]], because it was the center of the Athenian Empire (called the [[Delian League]]), and because it bred such keen minds and great artists as the philosopher [[Socrates]], the historian [[Thucydides]], and the playwright/poet [[Sophocles]].  Ancient Greece, and especially Athens, is credited with a host of innovations, so that it has often been described as the (or a) cradle of Western civilization.  [[Democracy]], in one form, arose there, and popularized especially by the great Athenian statesman [[Pericles]].  [[Philosophy]], [[natural science]], [[historiography]], the [[theater]], [[realism]] in the arts, and many other disciplines and arts had their origin in ancient Greece.  Perhaps at the root of this remarkable civilization is what has sometimes been called the spirit of ancient Greece is often described--and admired--as being devoted to independent, critical rationality, the individual, and the creative drive to excel.
'''Ancient [[Greece]]''' was a loose collection of [[Greek language|Greek]]-speaking [[city-state]]s centered on the [[Aegean Sea]].  The most famous of these city-states was [[ancient Athens|Athens]], because it was the center of the Athenian Empire (called the [[Delian League]]), and because it bred such keen minds and great artists as the philosopher [[Socrates]], the historian [[Thucydides]], and the playwright/poet [[Sophocles]].  Ancient Greece, and especially Athens, is credited with a host of innovations, so that it has often been described as the (or a) cradle of Western civilization.  [[Democracy]], in one form, arose there, and popularized especially by the great Athenian statesman [[Pericles]].  [[Philosophy]], [[natural science]], [[historiography]], the [[theater]], [[realism]] in the arts, and many other disciplines and arts had their origin in ancient Greece.  Perhaps at the root of this remarkable civilization is what has sometimes been called the spirit of ancient Greece is often described--and admired--as being devoted to independent, critical rationality, the individual, and the creative drive to excel.
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==Early Greece==

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Ancient Greece was a loose collection of Greek-speaking city-states centered on the Aegean Sea. The most famous of these city-states was Athens, because it was the center of the Athenian Empire (called the Delian League), and because it bred such keen minds and great artists as the philosopher Socrates, the historian Thucydides, and the playwright/poet Sophocles. Ancient Greece, and especially Athens, is credited with a host of innovations, so that it has often been described as the (or a) cradle of Western civilization. Democracy, in one form, arose there, and popularized especially by the great Athenian statesman Pericles. Philosophy, natural science, historiography, the theater, realism in the arts, and many other disciplines and arts had their origin in ancient Greece. Perhaps at the root of this remarkable civilization is what has sometimes been called the spirit of ancient Greece is often described--and admired--as being devoted to independent, critical rationality, the individual, and the creative drive to excel.

Political History

Early Greece

The Bronze Age and Earlier

The Dark Age

The Archaic Period

The Classical Period

Classical Athens

  • Thales
  • Euclid (Εύκλείδες, c. 300 BCE) was a Greek mathematician. He worked in Alexandria at the Museum founded by Ptolemy I. He systematized the geometric and arithmetic knowledge of his times in thirteen Books—Euclid's elements (Στοιχεία).

Sparta

The Persian Wars

The Peloponnesian War

The Fourth Century

Philip II of Macedon & Alexander the Great

The Hellenistic Kingdoms

Greece under the Romans

Social History

Literature

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