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18 07, 2017

Who was Anaxagoras? Greek scientist

By |2019-01-26T12:15:15-07:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, Science|0 Comments

Anaxagoras came from Clazomenae: A map showing Clazomenae Where was Anaxagoras from? Like Thales before him, Anaxagoras was born in what's now Turkey. Anaxagoras was born around 500 BC in a city called Clazomenae, in the Persian Empire. When he was a child, Clazomenae participated in the Ionian Revolt and soon became part of the Athenian Empire. Who was Thales? More [...]

9 07, 2017

Peloponnesian War – Athens and Sparta

By |2019-09-15T07:04:12-07:00July 9th, 2017|Greeks|6 Comments

Parthenon, Athens The Athenian historian Thucydides, who lived through the Peloponnesian War and wrote the history of it, began by asking, why did the war start? He answered that basically the war started because Athens was too greedy, and tried to take over all of Greece. They had taken everybody's money, and used [...]

7 07, 2017

The Curse of the Alcmaeonids

By |2019-01-21T14:19:18-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Alcmaeonid curse: These skeletons of men who were killed with their hands tied may be some of Cylon's supporters. Who were the Alcmaeonids? The Alcmaeonids (alk-MEE-oh-nids) were a very rich family who lived in Athens in the Archaic and Classical periods. "Alcmaeonids" means the descendants of Alcmaeon. The Athenians thought that all the [...]

6 07, 2017

Athenian Democracy – Cleisthenes and Pericles

By |2019-09-16T20:52:26-07:00July 6th, 2017|Greeks|3 Comments

Athenian democracy: the Pnyx, where the Athenian Assembly met in Classical Athens Cleisthenes invents democracy With Hippias gone and the tyranny over, the leader of the Alcmaeonid family, Cleisthenes, started to put his own political system into power in Classical Athens. Cleisthenes wanted power for himself, but he didn't want another tyranny. What [...]