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10 07, 2017

Who was Demosthenes? ancient Greece

By |2019-05-06T06:32:40-07:00July 10th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|0 Comments

Who was Demosthenes? Life of Demosthenes Demosthenes was born in Athens about 385 BC, in the Hellenistic period. He was an Athenian citizen from a rich family (though not a VERY rich family like Plato) and so he got a good education. Demosthenes' parents died when he was only seven years old, and [...]

7 07, 2017

Hellenistic Greece – Greek history

By |2019-08-08T11:48:37-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks, History|0 Comments

Hellenistic Greece: Alexander fights Darius at Issus (mosaic from Pompeii) Socrates and Plato After the Peloponnesian War was over, all the cities of Greece were worn out and poor. Many men went and fought for the Persians for money. But others tried to rebuild the cities. This was the time of the great [...]

7 07, 2017

Who was Alexander of Macedon?

By |2019-09-13T06:59:31-07:00July 7th, 2017|Greeks|10 Comments

Where was Macedon? When Alexander, the oldest son of Philip, King of Macedon, was born in 356 BC, the greatest empire in the world was the Persian Empire. More about Philip What was the Persian Empire? All our Ancient Greece articles The great Persian conqueror Cyrus had conquered lots of smaller countries to put together [...]

7 07, 2017

The end of Sparta – Ancient Greece

By |2018-04-22T22:48:09-07:00July 7th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

The end of Sparta: a Spartan hoplite soldier Peloponnesian War In 441 BC, the Spartans decided that the Athenians were pushing everybody around too much, and they got an alliance of other city-states together (mainly Corinth) and attacked Athens to break up Athenian power. This is known as the Peloponnesian War, because Sparta [...]

6 07, 2017

Hellenistic and Roman government in Greece

By |2019-08-08T23:08:47-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Hellenistic government: Philip of Macedon Philip of Macedon In the 300s BC, Philip of Macedon conquered Greece. He ruled all of Greece as the king. (In theory Philip was only leading a league of Greek city-states, the first among equals. But really he acted like a king). Athens and other Greek city-states still kept their local democracies or [...]

6 07, 2017

Corinth, Greece in the Classical period

By |2019-04-25T05:43:17-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Corinth, Greece: Corinthian aryballos (perfume jar) in the shape of an owl (now in the Louvre, Paris) Corinth, Greece: A Greek city-state sells perfume and pottery In the 800s and 700s BC, Corinth was very wealthy from trade and from selling their perfume in little fancy pottery jars. Earlier history of Corinth Corinthian [...]

6 07, 2017

Hellenistic Athens

By |2019-08-08T13:23:00-07:00July 6th, 2017|Government, Greeks, History|0 Comments

Hellenistic Athens: Veiled dancer (now in the Metropolitan Museum) The Peloponnesian War Athenian democracy was badly shaken by the Peloponnesian War, which started in 441 BC. As the Athenians began to lose the war to the Spartans, some people thought they should abandon the democracy. Maybe they should go back to an oligarchy. [...]