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  • Classical Antiquity: Greece
  • The Heroic Age
    • Minoan Civilization
    • Linear A & B
    • Mycenae
    • The Trojan War
    • The Dorian Invasion
    • The Dark Ages
  • The Archaic Age
    • The Phoenicians
    • Alphabets vs. syllabaries
    • Anthropomorphic Gods
    • Hellenism and the Olympiad
    • Homer
  • The Polis
    • The “Zoon Politikon”
    • Demographic and geographic features
    • Defense: hoplites and acropoleis
    • “ Children of the same God”
    • Work and Play
    • Political trends
  • Sparta
    • The Peloponnesian conquest
    • Helots
    • Spartan equality
    • Communism and xenophobia
    • Lycurgus
  • Athens
    • Social classes
    • Isonomia
    • The democratic tradition: Solon, Cleisthenes, Pericles
    • Ostracism
    • The Athenian “New Deal”
    • Illiberal democracy
  • The Hellenic Era
    • Greek slavery, Greek freedom
    • Artistic culture and the transition to naturalism
    • Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
    • The Symposium and Masculine Homosexuality
  • The Persian Wars
    • The Ionian Revolt
    • Darius’ invasion and Marathon
    • Xerxes’ return: Thermopylae and Salamis
    • The Delian League and Athenian imperialism
    • Our man Herodotus
  • The Peloponnesian Wars
    • Military comparison
    • Imperial overstretch: the Melian Dialogues
    • Thucydides
    • The Sicilian Disaster
    • The Collapse of Athenian resistance
  • The Decline of Classical Greece
    • Spartan hegemony: towards oligarchy
    • The 30 Tyrants in Athens
    • Epaminondas and Theban Resistance
    • The Sacred Band
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  • Today’s Map Locations
  • Summary
    • The poleis of Greece in many ways form the beginning of a divergent path of development for the West in classical antiquity. Emerging from the destruction of the palace-based civilizations of the Minoans and Mycenaeans, the Greek poleis created a unique system of political, artistic, and intellectual culture. Their material deficiencies were made up by their cultural achievements, and in many ways we can see ancient Greece as a foundational point for Western civilization