Greek History Archive

The Ancient Greek events have played a significant role in framing the groundwork of Classical and Modern Greece. The Archaic period in Greece saw different political and geographical developments. The greatest war of all the times; the Trojan War, the composition of earliest surviving Greek literature; The Iliad and The Odyssey, the invention of Olympic games, and many such events circumscribe the boundaries of ancient Greece. The flurry of development of the Archaic Era was followed by the period of maturity known as “Classical Greece”. Where the events in the Archaic time were purely artistic, the Classical Era moved towards a more naturalistic approach. Listed below are some major events which throw light upon the structures, developments, and tragedies that took place in the bygone age of Greece. 1. Beginning of  Mycenaean Period- 1600 [&hellip

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Games in ancient Greece were considered no less than a religious festival. The Greek Olympics are believed to have begun in 776 BC which inspired the beginning of modern Olympic Games in 1896. These Games were a way of paying tribute to the king of gods, Zeus, and were staged every four years in a valley near the city of Elis called Olympia. The inbuilt warrior skills in Greeks lead to the birth of games such as boxing, chariot racing, running, wrestling and much more. The games were much different from that of the modern games regarding participation opportunities. There were many games in which the men who could speak the Greek language were allowed the compete leaving behind the men from other countries. The prizes for the [&hellip

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The Greeks have ruled the architectural world by giving it some great marvels. The Hellenic people indeed have brought the heaven down in their architectural pieces. Most of their works included the greatest of the temples built in the name of Greek Gods. A combination of creativity and richness of mind, Greeks dedicated their architectural impulse in the making of public buildings. The Hellenistic period provides some of the best and most distinctive structures in the form of not only temples but also theatre and stadia which once were the staple features of the old cities and towns. The simplicity, harmony, and perspective in Greek architecture have been a foundation of Roman architecture as well. The Greek architects of the bygone age strove for the excellence [&hellip

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Born in 384 BC in Stagira, a small town on the northern coast of Greece, Aristotle’s is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient Greece. He was a popular pupil of famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But unlike Plato and Socrates, Aristotle displayed an instinct to conclude about his study of nature using scientific and factual reasoning – a trait his predecessors routinely discarded in favor of their philosophical discerns. Perhaps it was his unyielding fascination for nature, logic and reason that he went on to make some pivotal contributions that are still reflected today in modern day mathematics, metaphysics, physics, biology, botany, politics, medicine and many more. He truly earns the honor of being called the “First Teacher” in [&hellip

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Born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia, Alexander was son of King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympia. A clever tactician and successful general, he went undefeated in battles for an unprecedented period of over 15 years – a period of time in which he led his army in numerous victories. He died fairly young for someone who had conquered most of the known world. But even in that short period of time, from his ascension to the throne of Macedonia to this death, he accomplished far more than the biggest of the names in history did in their entire lifetime. Looking back at the life of arguably the most influential ruler in history, here is a list of top 10 facts [&hellip

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