Introduction to Ancient
Get the basics on the people and places of ancient Greece.
Learn about the birth of democracy, the great advances in
math and science, the terrible wars, and the rise of
Alexander the Great.
and Sparta: Similar Yet
city-states of Athens and Sparta were similar in several
important ways and different in several important ways. This
illustrated article explores both.
and Solon: Lawgivers of Ancient
The people of ancient Athens and Sparta revered Solon and
Lycurgus as the men who gave them the laws they based their
societies on. These men are shrouded in mystery, as is the
time when they gave those laws. Find out more about these
famous men and how what they said transcended their own time
of Ancient Greece
Follow the developments of ancient Greece as it grows from
the very beginnings to a great population center and a
center of arts, culture, and science. Includes links to
definitions of many people, places, and things.
of Ancient Greece
See the many parts of Ancient Greece! How far apart were
Athens and Sparta? Where was Marathon? Find answers to these
and other questions on these sites.
The Persians tried several times to conquer Greece. Despite
overwhelming advantages in troop numbers, the Persians went
home losers every time.
The Olympic Games in
ancient Greece were a religious festival first and sporting
events second. The Greeks also quit fighting for the entire
Games period. And the events that they competed in were both
similar and different to those today's Olympics
in Ancient Times
Learn more about the island in particular, its history, its
culture, its industry, and its myths.
Alexander the Great changed the world in many ways. Read all
about this fascinating larger-than-life figure from ancient