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.




Collapse of the Greek Bronze Age

The Bronze Age was a lucrative time period for the Ancient Greeks. During these three millennia, the Greeks experience economic, technological and cultural progress.... Read More

History of the Achaean League

The Achaean League was a Greek confederation that operated from the 5th Century BC to 146 AD. Comprised of several city-state, the League was created as merely a def... Read More

What to Know Helladic Chronology

Helladic Chronology is a dating system used to decipher art and archaeology in ancient Greece. It serves as a way of looking at The Minoan Civilization. The primary ... Read More

About the Spartan Hegemony

In Greek history, the Spartan hegemony represents the apex of Spartan influence over the rest of the Greek city-states during the period from 404-371 B.C. Throughout... Read More

All About Seneca the Younger

Although Seneca the Younger was born into the Roman Empire, it happened during a time when Greece was part of the Byzantine Empire. His life and work had a direct im... Read More

Learn About the Byzantine Army

The Roman Empire divided into the western European conquests, and the eastern, or Byzantine, Empire which had Constantinople for its throne. The Byzantine Army pushe... Read More

About the Heraean Games

As many athletes and historians know, the Olympics were initially organized in honor of the 12 Olympian gods of Greece. Yet, in the middle of the 6th century BC, the... Read More

What is the Peace of Antalcidas?

The Corinthian War paired two sides of Ancient Greece against each other, and the two main players were Sparta and Athens. After eight years of fighting, the war fin... Read More

About the Battle of Artemesium

While the Spartans and their allies made a heroic stand at Thermopylae, the Persian armada collected near the coast of Euboea. In 480 B.C., King Xerxes had assembled... Read More

Do You Know About Plato?

Plato is considered to be one of the great philosophers of the world. He was alive nearly 2000 years ago, but despite that, he clearly had an impact on philosophical... Read More

Do You Know About Socrates?

Today, we know Socrates as one of the most recognized and influential philosophers in history. He had some unique ideas that were unlike any that the society had hea... Read More

Origins of the City of Athens

Athens is one of the oldest cities in Europe and there is evidence that it has been inhabited for over 5000 years. In fact, some consider it to be the second oldest ... Read More

Do You Know About Thucydides?

It is fairly well known that Athens and Sparta were often bitter rivals. In fact, history shows that these two major parts of Ancient Greece were driven to fight for... Read More

All about the Panathenaic Games

Most of us know all about the legendary Olympic Games from Ancient Greece, especially since our modern Olympic Games were inspired by the tradition. However, the rea... Read More

Structure of the Spartan Army

The Spartan Army is legendary just as much today as it was back in Ancient Greece. Sparta was a city-state in Ancient Greece, and because of its army, it was one of ... Read More

What is the Dipylon Inscription?

As far as historians and linguists know, the Ancient Greek alphabet has taken roughly three forms. There was the Linear A script that was used during Minoan times, t... Read More

All About Archimedes

Before Rome rose to become a great empire, classical Greek civilization dominated the ancient Mediterranean region. Most people know of Greece as the birthplace of d... Read More

About the Colossus of Rhodes

The Colossus of Rhodes was a large, impressive statue that overlooked the water on Rhodes island. Listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Colos... Read More