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Ancient Greece includes the period from the arrival of the Greek tribes to the Aegean region in the 2nd millennium BC to the time of the domination of the Roman Empire and the formation of the Byzantine Empire (4th to 6th centuries BC).


Athens state system

In the period from the 8th to the 6th century BC, a new type of organization of human society was created on the territory of Greece, the Greek city-state - the polis. Polis symbolized independence, self-sufficiency and a degree of democracy that allowed citizens to participate in the administration of public affairs.


When pronouncing this word, interesting associations emerge before the eyes of every fan of ancient history. A strange and legendary state system, the virtues boasted by the Spartans, but most often the horror of the nephews led by King Leonid in the heroic battle of Thermopylae. What was really behind the phenomenon of the Spartan state? What was the strength, but also the weaknesses of this company, briefly tries to approach this article.



Greco-Persian Wars [500-449BC]

The Greco-Persian Wars were a series of conflicts between Greek city-states and the Persian Empire, which began in 499 BC and lasted until 448 BC. Their cause was the effort of the Persian grand-kings Darius I and especially Xerxes I to conquer Ancient Greece by military force. However, despite all the material and human superiority of Persia, this endeavour ended in a fiasco.

The Peloponnesian War [431-404 BC]

The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. The war was interrupted by several truces and ended with the victory of Sparta. The Peloponnesian War marked the end of the peak of Athens and Athenian democracy and shook all over Greece. All Greek city-states took part in the wars, and the war events hit almost the entire Greek world.

Campaigns of Alexander the Great [352-334BC]

Alexander the Great spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

Wars of the Diadochi [322-275 BC]

Series of conflicts fought between Alexander the Great's generals over the rule of his vast empire after his death. They occurred between 322 and 275 BC.

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