Euclid studies and writes about mathematics and geometry.Euclid was known as the “father of geometry”. He invented the geometry we learn today in school. He wrote a book called The Elements that contained everything he knew about geometry.
Hippocrates practises and studies medicine.Hippocrates was the first scientist who ended Greek superstitions and magical solutions to heal people; He really healed people with the magic of science using natural plants and herbs.
Sparta defeats Athens; the Peloponnesian War ends.At the end of the war Athens was no longer the center of Greek prosperity. People were poor and had little hope for the future.
Pericles rules in Athens.Pericles ruled Athens from 460-420 BCE and was a very good ruler for the city. Because he wasn’t always at was he was able to improve the city, by making it more beautiful and restoring buildings. This meant that more people had jobs. He also gave the city democracy so people would have a say in their future.
May 2, 700
The polis (city- state) becomes the center of Greek life.The polis became a very popular place for people in Greece because they loved to interact and become more familiar with there culture and beliefs, although not alot of people lived in the polis.
Apr 26, 776
the first olympic games take placeThe Olympic games took place in a stadium called Olympia, Olympia was surrounded by a thick forest, The athletes who participated in the games became famous through out Greece. The Olympic games were held every four years during a full moon of midsummer.
Plato opens an academy of learning in Athens.Plato started a school called the Academy, to help young men become better statesmen. The Academy taught philosophy and science.