Ancient Greek History

The history of ancient Greece is one that is broad and historic.  In this section you will find informative articles about ancient Greek history. Everything from how the ancient Greeks lived, evolved and contributed to modern society, culture, medicine and science.




All About the Battle of Salamis

The Battle of Salamis, which took place in 480 B.C., was possibly the single most important naval victory in all of Ancient Greece. In fact, there are those who say ... Read More

All About the Trial of Socrates

The Trial of Socrates, which took place in 339 B.C., is probably one of the most famous trials in history. Socrates was a philosopher on Ancient Greece who was born ... Read More

The Real Story of Pheidippides

Pheidippides, also referred to as Philippides, was the messenger soldier who famously ran a long distance from the battlefield at Marathon to Athens in order to tell... Read More

Chronology of Ancient Greece

When many of us think of Ancient Greece, we often don’t realize just how vast it was. The truth is, “Ancient Greece” refers to a set period of time... Read More

History of the Caves on Crete

The island of Crete is made up of around three thousand caves, according to the Greek Speleological Society. As an essential part of the landscape, they are also wov... Read More

Life of Women in Ancient Greece

How women were perceived in Ancient Greece has been a subject of much fascination amongst historians. Part of the fascination lies in the contrast between two of the... Read More

All About Ancient Greek Theater

Theater was a big part of the culture of Ancient Greece and it all had its start with the gods and goddesses. Memorable playwrights such as Euripides and Sophocles w... Read More

Top Ancient Greek Plays

Theater was very important to the culture of Ancient Greece. Greeks embraced both comedy and tragedy and people enjoyed both as a form of entertainment. Theater was ... Read More

Role of Women in Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece has a reputation of favoring men. Women were looked at as submissive. Once a woman got married, she was under the control of her husband. Prior to tha... Read More

All About Art in Ancient Greece

Do you have an idea of what art in Ancient Greece was like? Chances are, you know a little something about the art that was common in Ancient Greece and don’t even... Read More

City-States Give Rise to Attica

Greece’s Dark Ages were marked by two significant events in Ancient Greek history. The first event was the fall of the Mycenaean empire, which meant the destructio... Read More

The Origins of the City-State

Without the overarching power of the Mycenaean empire to act as a system of governance, the ancient Greeks decided to come up with innovative ways to colonize and or... Read More

Cyrene: The Athens of Africa

As the Ancient Greeks continued their migrations during the Dark Ages, they began to build an international network of settlements and trade throughout the Mediterra... Read More

All About Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, officially called Alexander III of Macedon, is one of the most prominent historical figures in Ancient Greek history. In fact, he is as much a p... Read More

The Ancient Greeks Head West

During Greece’s Dark Ages when people left the Greek mainland in droves, many headed east of Greece to set up in what was then Asia Minor (now Turkey). However oth... Read More

Time Periods of Ancient Greece

It has been a challenge for historians and archaeologists to piece together the history of Ancient Greece. Part of the problem is that there weren’t many known his... Read More