How much can we credit today's art, philosophy, and democracy, among other fields of study, to Ancient Greece? Explore Ancient Greece and discover how the historic Greek city-states formed, governed themselves, and influence us.
Ancient Greece: The Birthplace of Western Individualism
This article explores the culture of the ancient Greeks through the lens of their beliefs in gods and goddesses, and its influence on Western culture.
The Rise of Greek City-States: Athens Versus Sparta
This text explores how vastly different city-states rose in Ancient Greece by comparing the cultures of Athens and Sparta.
This informational text explains how Athens created and organized one of the world’s first recorded democracies, which is still widely influential today.
This informational text explores the various tiers of ancient Greek society, and how class and gender affected people’s daily lives in this classical civilization.
The Persian Wars
In the 5th century B.C., a series of conflicts broke out between ancient Greece and the Persian Empire, a war that would dramatically shape both societies, particularly Greece.
Alexander the Great
This text explores how Alexander the Great built his empire and spread Greek culture across a continent.
Ancient Greek thinkers have influenced Western culture and philosophy for centuries.
This text describes the main forms of government in ancient Greek city-states: democracy, oligarchy, monarchy, and tyranny.
“Three Types of Friendship” — Excerpt from The Nicomachean Ethics
Aristotle describes three different types of friendship and which is the most valuable.
Design Par Excellence
Lena Lambrinou discusses the temples constructed by the ancient Greeks.
Mark Cartwright discusses the purpose of the gymnasium in ancient Greek life.
The Golden Age of Athens
Collomia Charles describes the Golden Age of ancient Athens.
Athens vs. Rome
Chaddie Kruger discusses Athens’ and Rome’s shift to democracy.