Ancient Greek History

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

Top Ancient Greek Philosophers

The Ancient Greeks were known for their intellect, and no one epitomized this more than the ancient philosophers. There are so many of them that you could spend a li... 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

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

Top Leaders of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek history spans thousands of years, and there are some memorable moments that have taken place through the ages. At the center of some of the most memora... Read More

Overview of the Plague of Athens

Plagues and pandemics have been around for thousands of years. In fact, Athens had a particularly notable one that started in 430 BC, around the time when Athens was... Read More

Get to Know the Seleucid Empire

By the time Alexander the Great had passed on, his empire spanned through the ancient world. After his death, many of his generals took control of different pieces o... 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

Get to Know the First Punic War

Taking place between 264 and 241 B.C., the First Punic War saw a major power struggle occur between the three leading Mediterranean cultures of Greece, Rome, and Car... 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... 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

About General Theodoros Pangalos

Theodoros Pangalos was a lieutenant-general who led the revolt that took place in September of 1922. This led to a series of events that would end with him as presid... Read More

About Battus I of Cyrene

Unlike Modern Greece, Ancient Greece was made up of a series of kingdoms, colonies, and city-states. Each of these places had its own leaders and historical figures.... Read More

Conquests of Alexander the Great

In 336 B.C., King Philip II of Macedon was assassinated, leaving his son, Alexander, to take over. A brilliant military strategist, Kind Philip began to expand Maced... Read More

Get to Know Duris of Samos

Duris of Samos was an Ancient Greek historian who was born around 350 BC and died sometime after the death of King Lysimachus in 281 BC. He lived on the... Read More

Get to Know Cretan Hieroglyphs

Most people don’t realize this, but a form of hieroglyphs originated in Ancient Greece. Hieroglyph characters may represent a sound, syllable, or a word, and a... Read More

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...... 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