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  Ancient Greece
Essays and pictures of ancient Greek Architecture, from the neolithic to the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman periods.
A brief history of Greece is compiled here, as well as articles regarding the history of major Eras, places, and monuments of Ancient Greece.
A timeline of ancient Greece that outlines major periods and events from 8000 to 30 BCE.
www.ancient-greece.org   (198 words)

  
 Ancient History Sourcebook: 11th Brittanica: History of Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece to 146 B.C. Introductory.-It is necessary to indicate at the outset the scope and object of the present article.
There is nothing in the history of ancient navigation that is analogous to the invention of the mariner's compass or of the steamengine.
ANCIENT AUTHORITIES.-(I.) For the earliest periods of Greek history, the socalled Minoan and Mycenaean, the evidence is purely archaeological.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/eb11-greece.html   (22278 words)

  
 Greece History: Ancient Greece. Information about Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece: The History of the Rise of the City-State
The Hellenic league, under the leadership of Athens and Sparta decisively defeated the Persians at the battles of Marathon, Salamis and Platea.
Ancient Greece: The history of the Macedonian Period
www.greeka.com /ancient-greece.htm   (868 words)

  
 Ancient Greece for Kids
Ancient Greece for Kids - Ancient Greece from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages
Click here to see the Ancient Greece section translated into Chinese!
Ancient Greece!: 40 Hands-On Activities to Experience This Wondrous Age (Kaleidoscope Kids), by Avery Hart, Paul Mantell, and Michael P. Kline (1999).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks   (169 words)

  
 Ancient Greece - Greek Gods & Historical Sites - IndigoGuide
Greece is awash with ancient sites that fire the imagination, stir the soul and blow your mind with their sheer immensity.
You don't have to be a history or archaeology buff to fall under the spell of these ancient sites where mythology and mystery ooze from the ruins of once-mighty structures fit for the gods.
The Acropolis must be the most famous ancient monument in the world, towering over the Greek capital and still awesome in its majesty despite centuries of damage and the swarms of tourists who simply can't get enough of it.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/ancient-greece.htm   (638 words)

  
 History of Ancient Greece - Crystalinks
In the modern Greek school-books, "ancient times" is a period of about 1000 years (from the catastrophe of Mycenae until the conquest of the country by the Romans) that is divided in four periods, based on styles of art as much as culture and politics.
Ancient Greek civilization has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and The Americas.
Greece was divided into many small self-governing communities, a pattern dictated by Greek geography, where every island, valley and plain is cut off from its neighbors by the sea or mountain ranges.
www.crystalinks.com /greekhistory.html   (3334 words)

  
 A Tory history of ancient Greece Contemporary Review - Find Articles
Moreover, the study of Greece was receiving a major impetus from the influence of the literary, artistic, historical, and cultural criticism of Wolf, Lessing, Niebuhr, and Goethe respectively.
Nevertheless, by the end of the eighteenth century this new regard for the culture and history of the Hellenic world was not yet strongly reflected in the educational curricula of either the English universities or the public schools.
Ancient History was particularly neglected, apart from the reading of selected works of a few ancient historians, and even when it was studied, more often than not it was that of Rome.
findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1549_v266/ai_16737265   (830 words)

  
 William Smith : A Smaller History of [Ancient] Greece - Literature
ALCAEUS and SAPPHO were both natives of Mytilene in the island of Lesbos, and flourished about B.C. Their songs were composed for a single voice, and not for the chorus, and they were each the inventor of a new metre, which bears their name, and is familiar to us by the well-known odes of Horace.
There was scarcely a town in Greece or on the coasts of Asia Minor with which he was not acquainted; he had explored Thrace and the coasts of the Black Sea; in Egypt he had penetrated as far south as Elephantine; and in Asia he had visited the cities of Babylon, Ecbatana, and Susa.
AEschylus was born at Eleusis in Attica in B.C. 525, and was thus contemporary with Simonides and Pindar.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greece-22-literature.asp   (6895 words)

  
 A Tory history of ancient Greece Contemporary Review - Find Articles
Moreover, the study of Greece was receiving a major impetus from the influence of the literary, artistic, historical, and cultural criticism of Wolf, Lessing, Niebuhr, and Goethe respectively.
Nevertheless, by the end of the eighteenth century this new regard for the culture and history of the Hellenic world was not yet strongly reflected in the educational curricula of either the English universities or the public schools.
Ancient History was particularly neglected, apart from the reading of selected works of a few ancient historians, and even when it was studied, more often than not it was that of Rome.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2242/is_n1549_v266/ai_16737265   (830 words)

  
 William Smith : A Smaller History of [Ancient] Greece - Geography of Greece
In entering central Greece from Thessaly the road runs along the coast through the narrow pass of Thermopylae, between the sea and a lofty range of mountains.
The district along the coast was inhabited by the EASTERN LOCRIANS, while to their west were DORIS and PHOCIS, the greater part of the latter being occupied by Mount Parnassus, the abode of the Muses, upon the slopes of which lay the town of Delphi with its celebrated oracle of Apollo.
Central Greece is connected with the southern peninsula by a narrow isthmus, on which stood the city of Corinth.
www.ellopos.net /elpenor/greek-texts/ancient-greece/history-of-ancient-greece-1-geography.asp   (1098 words)

  
 Ancient Greecek - Ancient Greece Art
During most of its ancient history, Greece was a disunited land of scattered city-states, and wars between the city-states probably first occurred by the end of the 8th century B.C. The 8th century also saw Greek expansion into southern Italy and Sicily, where city-states from the Greek mainland established their first colonies.
Classical period of ancient Greek history is fixed between 480 B.C., when the Greeks began to come into conflict with the kingdom of Persia to the east and 338 B.C., when Philip II of Macedonia with son Alexander defeated the Greeks.
Links and information on Ancient Greece: Greek life was dominated by religion and so it is not surprising that the temples of ancient Greece were the biggest and most beautiful...
www.huntfor.com /arthistory/ancient/anc_greek.htm   (1583 words)

  
 Ancient Ships in art history: Illustrations of the History of Ancient Greece, the Greek Epic Poems the Trojan War and ...
The true advantage that we have is that the artisans of the ancient Greek culture often illustrated events similar to those that are described in the stories written by the Greek poets.
These illustrations within their archeoloical context give archeologists and investigators the advantage of being able to see and understand aspects of the culture of ancient Greece which are not clearly delineated in the written records of the Greek culture.
Where shipbuilding is discussed in Homer, most obviously in the famous passage from Calypso's island, Homer speaks in technological terms such as keels, stem and sternposts, frames, planks, gunwales, cross beams and through beams fastened with treenails and mortise and tendon joints fabricated from a variety of preferred woods including oak, poplar, pine and fir.
www.artsales.com /ARTistory/Ancient_Ships/09_epic_poems.html   (2083 words)

  
 Olympia Greece - History of the Olympics - IndigoGuide Olympia
Olympia is the birthplace of the Olympic games and was one of the most important sanctuaries of the ancient world.
A stroll along the athletics track where the first games were held in 776 BC is enough to bring goose bumps to the flesh of the hardest of cynics.
The ancient site is about 15 minutes walk from the town and if you're travelling by car there's ample parking right alongside it.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/olympia.htm   (747 words)

  
 Delphi Greece - Historical Sites - IndigoGuide Delphi
The ancient Greeks believed this to be the "navel of the earth" - a revered place where Apollo lived for nine months of each year.
Even without the fascination of the ancient ruins and the story of the Delphic Oracle, the location of the town itself is enough to make your journey worthwhile.
The star attraction is the larger than life bronze charioteer from the 5th century BC - an extraordinarily well preserved figure which was part of a group that included a four-horse chariot.
www.indigoguide.com /greece/delphi.htm   (651 words)

  
 Internet Ancient History Sourcebook: Main Page
The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations.
Unlike the Medieval and Modern History Sourcebooks, this section of the project did not involve much scanning of new material to begin with.
The Ancient History Sourcebook also includes links to visual and aural material, since art and archeology are far more important for the periods in question than for later history.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/ancient/asbook.html   (957 words)

  
 Ancient Greek Science and Technology
The Greeks actually used their local group names such as Athenians, Macedonians, Spartans, etc. The division of Greece in city state probably was a reason for the success, because each city state had its own specific culture and political system, it was not a monolithic block.
Hellas was the name of a district in Greece that housed a religious confederacy associated with the Delphic oracle.
There is even some evidence that ancient Greeks knew Newtons inverse square gravity law (or is it more correct to say that Newton knew the ideas of Hipparchus and others?) It is not true that the Greeks believed that the world is small.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Greeks.htm   (5532 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Ancient Greece Page
The people of ancient Greece could not farm most of their mountainous, rocky land, so they became excellent sailors who traveled to distant lands.
Ancient Greece was not a unified nation, but a collection of poli.
The poli of ancient Greece were eventually conquered, but their advanced ideas eventually spread across Europe and have influenced the way we live today.
www.mrdowling.com /701greece.html   (435 words)

  
 Education World® - *History : Classical / Ancient : Greece : General Resources
Ancient Greece for Young Students Created by Portland State sophomores primarily for the use of middle school students (ages 1114) investigating the Classical period.
Ancient Greek Boating and Sailing: Portland State University Discover how important boating and sailing had become to the ancients Greeks, the mode of transportation vital for military and cargo shipping.
Ancient Greek World Index, The This impressive archive of scholarly materials is organized around an index-style list of topics in the study of ancient Greece.
db.education-world.com /perl/browse?cat_id=1404   (421 words)

  
 Ancient Greece: Projects & Internet Resources
History Department, William Paterson College, NJ Course notes on topics including Foundations of Greek Civilzation and Classical and Hellenistice Greece from Professor Henry's course Western Civilization to 1648.
The knowledge of philosophy and natural science accumulated by the ancient Greeks seemed to have crumbled with their civilization, though it was later recovered in part, by various successive cultures.
THE ANCIENT CITY OF ATHENS is a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece).
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/greece/eg_greece_intro.html   (2399 words)

  
 Greece Museums Guide: Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece is considered by most historians to be the foundational culture of Western Civilization, although this view has come under more critical scrutiny in recent decades.
Ancient Greek civilisation has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, art and architecture of the modern world, particularly during the Renaissance in Western Europe and again during various neo-Classical revivals in 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
Greece was divided into many small self-governing communities, a pattern dictated by Greek geography, where every island, valley and plain is cut off from its neighbours by the sea or mountain ranges.
www.greece-museums.com /ancient-greece.php   (3268 words)

  
 Ancient Greece, Pericles, Athens, Democracy, sparta, socrates, plato, aristotle,
Ancient Greece A wide variety of information about ancient Greece, including history, people, art, and wars.
Ancient Greece Lessons for students on Greek geography, Greek city-states, Athens and the women who lived there, and Sparta.
Ancient Greece History Link 101's site has information on a variety of topics on ancient Greece including daily life, art, and maps.
www.crf-usa.org /cityyouth/greece.htm   (474 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: History: By Time Period: Ancient: Greece
Ancient Greece - The history with information on women, myths and legends, Olympics, wars, democracy, Sparta, society, coins, and Pythagoras.
Ancient Greece - Introduction to the Ancient Greek culture.
Medicine in Ancient Greece - Essays on medicine in Homer, foundations of Hippocratic medicine, Hippocratic Oath, overview of Hippocratic epidemics, Hippocratic treatise on fractures, illness of maidens, temple cures, and midwives in the Roman World.
dmoz.org /Society/History/By_Time_Period/Ancient/Greece   (1324 words)

  
 The History of Ancient Greece
And it is reasonable to suppose that the Dorians too, since they were few in number and lived in a most rugged country, have, because of their lack of intercourse with others, changed their speech and their other customs to the extent that they are no longer a part of the same tribe as before.
Anciently, I learn, these streams were the boundaries between the land of the Eleusinians and that of the other Athenians, [2] and the first to dwell on the other side of the Rheiti was Crocon, where at the present day is what is called the palace of Crocon.
Milyas was the ancient name of the country now inhabited by the Lycians: the Milyae of the present day were, in those times, called Solymi.
www.argyrou.eclipse.co.uk /myths/History1.htm   (17167 words)

  
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Most begin their political histories as monarchies, evolve to oligarchies, are overthrown during the age of the tyrants (650-
By the end of the sixth century, philosophers begin to question the metaphysical nature of the cosmos with inquiries into the nature of being, the meaning of truth, and the relationship between the divine and the physical world.
His contribution to the history of Greek tragedy is his creation of a drama that deals with situations analogous to human life.
eawc.evansville.edu /chronology/grpage.htm   (1812 words)

  
 World History Compass, Ancient Greek History
A photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece).
The focus is on the hinterland and port of Sinop (ancient Sinope), an important Greek and Roman colony at the midpoint of the Turkish Black Sea coast.
A multi-disciplinary, diachronic archaeological expedition formally organized in 1990 to investigate the history of prehistoric and historic settlement and land use in western Messenia in Greece, in an area centered on the Bronze Age administrative center known as Palace of Nestor.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /greece.htm   (501 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece (Cambridge Illustrated Histories): Books: Paul Cartledge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is a comprehensive study of ancient Greece which is obviously intended for those scholars particularly interested in the cultural history of the ancient world.
Cambridge Illustrated History 'Ancient Greece' is a good introductory text that would appeal to a wide general audience ages 12 and up and that would make a fine high school or general education-level college class as a main text.
Unlike other works on ancient Greece, this book is dedicated to giving an unbiased, factual record of Greek civilization, while devoting as much attention to ancient wars, as to social structure.
www.amazon.com /Cambridge-Illustrated-History-Ancient-Histories/dp/0521521009   (2062 words)

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