They fought the Persians, originated democracy and filled the world with mythology. Learn about the complexities of life in ancient Greece.
Many of the things we associate with ancient Greece are connected with notable individuals. From science and astronomy to politics and philosophy, take a look at these influential Greek figures. See more »
Cities & Sites
Imagining a distant time is much easier if you know a bit about the landscape. Explore Ancient Greek Cities and Sites in these articles to get a better picture of this ancient world. See more »
For a bird’s-eye-view of Ancient Greece, start with the General Ancient Greek history section. Learn the basic facts and ideas that made Ancient Greece such a fascinating time and place. See more »
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