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Hellenic League

Philip II of Macedon father of Alexander The Great and King of the Greeks, established a permanent seat the Hellenic League and united the Greek world, a lit...
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Forensic examination of an ancient Greek warrior

Forensic examination of an ancient Greek warrior | Ancient Athens and other aspects of Greece culture and military | Scoop.it

It’s not everyday that an x-ray is done on the remains of a Greek warrior from 4th century BC, but Long Island doctors did just that in an attempt to learn more about how he survived a debilitating war wound.


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The discovery of a bone of an ancient greek soldier allows for scientists to research the effects of wounds and how the ancient greeks might have dealt with them.

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Alcibiades Speech to Athenian Assembly

An attempt to recreate how Alcibiades' would address the ekklesia of 420 B.C. in support of the execution of the Sicilian expedition.
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What did Athenian democracy get right? | SJC Blogs

An examination of the few successful democracies in history suggests that they need to meet three conditions in order to flourish. The first is to have a good set of institutions; the second is to have a body of citizens who have a ...
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Athenian Democracy - Solon and Cleisthenes

Although Athens is remembered for creating the first democracy, it took many years and multiple leaders to develop the system we think of today. Learn about ...
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Much of the ancient world was ruled by kings or oligarchies, and ancient Greece was not much different except that the greek city states created constitutions that could be altered and changed to meet the changing needs of the city-state.  

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Sexual life in Ancient Greece.

Sexual life in Ancient Greece.
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Sexuality in ancient Greece is perceived as being more liberated than todays standards. Greek men even saw women as being more inherently sexual.

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Corinth

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Find out about the ancient polis (city-state) of Corinth in ancient Greek and Roman history.

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Corinth became a very important economic center in ancient Greece due to its location on the isthmus which gave it access to Asia in the east and Italy and Europe on the west.

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Greece 3D _ Corinth

This video present the Ancient Corinth, a city-state (polis) on the Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnesus to the mainlan...
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Corinth was at one point the richest city of the ancient world and of classical Greece until Athens challenged its position. 

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Greeks You Should Know: Alcibiades

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Most of us have at least heard of Pericles, the man who led Athens into the Peloponnesian War. Fewer have heard of his ward, Alcibiades.
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Alcibiades was one of the most notorious, controversial, and polarizing figures of the Peloponnesian War. He was known as being a great speaker with lots of charisma, as well as a genius war tactician. 

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Violence, destiny and revenge: why ancient Greeks still rule the stage - The Guardian

Violence, destiny and revenge: why ancient Greeks still rule the stage - The Guardian | Ancient Athens and other aspects of Greece culture and military | Scoop.it
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I fear the Greeks even when they bear gifts, said the Trojan priest Laocoön – shortly before being attacked by giant sea-snakes.
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The Father of Athenian Democracy: Cleisthenes

The Father of Athenian Democracy: Cleisthenes.
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Cleisthenes was born around 570 BC  and like many other greeks during this time, he claimed lineage from greek religion and the gods.

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Athenian Democracy Began With Shaking Off Debt Burdens

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In Ancient Athens, the establishment of the world's first democracy began with Solon's drafting of a constitution which legislated a law known as "the shaking off of burdens", the ending of Draconian laws of debt slavery.Today Greece is again mired...

 

How could this early Athenian decision play a part within modern day Democracy?


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Athens : Documentary on the Greatest City on Earth in Ancient Greece

Athens : Documentary on the Greatest City on Earth in Ancient Greece . 2013 This documentary as well as the rest of these documentaries shown here relate to ...
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Athens owes lots of credit to its founder, Percales. He helped institute the first senate, a powerful navy, and the Parthenon.

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Periander of Corinth of the Seven Sages

Periander (Greek: Περίανδρος) was the second tyrant of Corinth, Greece in the 7th century BC. He was the son of the first tyrant, Cypselus. Periander succeed...
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The tyrant Periander ruled Corinth for 40 years.

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History of Corinthian relating to architect

The ornate designs carved into different stone structures, pillars and columns are some of the striking features of the Corinthian architecture which sets it apart from the rest of the architectural orders, namely, Doric or Ionic. Ancient building structures built using Corinthian columns are still considered as an icon of World Heritage. They have a beauty of their own that cannot be diminished by time. Corinthian columns were constructed in a proper scientific manner. And this made them strong enough to hold themselves for all eternity.


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Corinthian architecture has long been praised for its beauty and has become a symbol for Ancient Greek architecture. The Romans utilized Corinthian style architecture for their city infrastructure. 

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