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Ancient Greece was a prosperous civilisation that lasted from approximately 800 BC to 600 AD.

Geography

Ancient Greece was an empire that was situated around the Mediterranean Sea, Europe.
William Faden. Composite Mediterranean. 1785.I

Wars

Major Wars

  • The Persian War (5th Century BC)
  • The War between Athens and Sparta.
  • Macedonian war (war with Rome)

Minor Wars

  • The Trojan War.

Religion

The people had one major religion based around a set of gods, and myths to explain why natural events occurred.

They had Gods like Zeus and Heracles. Their Gods were similar to the Roman Gods.

Major Figures

  • Alexander the Great.
  • Archimedes.
  • King Leonidas.
  • General Themistocles.
  • Pythagoras.

Technological Advancements

  • Clock Tower - 50 BC.
  • Water Mill - 250 BC.
  • Levers - 260 BC.
  • Streets - 400 BC.
  • Spiral Staircases - 470 - 480 BC.
  • Cranes - 515 BC.
  • Rut way - 600 BC.

Mathematical Discoveries

  • Pythagoras' theorem.
  • The Abacus

Trivia

  • General Themistocles shot the arrow that killed King Darius, king of the Persians.
  • King Leonidas led an army of 300 Spartans to fight the Persians in the battle of Thermopylae (As depicted in the movie and comic 300).
  • The Greek soldiers defeated the Trojan army by sneaking into their main city inside the Trojan Horse

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