What Makes Greece so Memorable

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  • -800 BCE

    Use of City-States

    Use of City-States
    Polises were city-states that were largely recognized because of their own forms of government, their personal ideologies, and their culture. They allowed for the people during this time to experiment with which kind of governing was fit for society.
  • -776 BCE

    Creation of the Olympic Games

    Creation of the Olympic Games
    The Olympic games brought people who had many differences together to share the joy of one common interest, competition. These games were celebrated once every four years, and they still take place today.
  • -508 BCE

    Creation of Democracy

    Creation of Democracy
    This form of government was founded in Athens is still used in today's society because of its effectiveness.
  • -500 BCE

    Creation of Drama

    Creation of Drama
    Drama, also known in modern-day as a play, was used as a form of celebrating the gods by performing their history. It became popular because people enjoyed it as a form of entertainment, much like they do now.
  • -448 BCE

    The Outcome of the Persian War

    The Outcome of the Persian War
    The Persian war was fought between Persia and Greece, resulting in a win from Greece, the underdog in this war. This proved that the people of Greece were more advanced militarily because they were able to win the war despite their numbers.
  • -404 BCE

    The Peloponnesian War

    The Peloponnesian War
    The Peloponnesian war had lasted 10 years between Athens and Sparta which resulted in a Spartan win. This war showed the weakening political power of city-states but showed many cultural advancements.
  • -336 BCE

    Alexander the Great Coming to Power

    Alexander the Great Coming to Power
    Alexander expanded the Greek empire after many conquests that he led, proving that he was an outstanding leader of his empire. He allowed for the empire to grow large, thus expanding art, culture, religion, inventions, and ideas.
  • -323 BCE

    Women During the Hellensitic Period

    Women During the Hellensitic Period
    During this time period, women were allowed to use money, inherit land from their families, and even participate in their governments: For example, Cleopatra ruled Egypt in the Hellenistic period. This was a large step for women's rights at the time since women were not allowed to have any of those freedoms before Alexander the Great had expanded the Greek empire.
  • -300 BCE

    Origins of Math

    Origins of Math
    Math was created by philosophers at this time who had applied their mathematical thinking in areas such as architecture, astronomy, and the discovery of such things as geometry.
  • -300 BCE

    Practicing of Medicine

    Practicing of Medicine
    The first medical school was created in Alexandria where Herophilus and Erasistratus had concluded some very important anatomical and physiological disoceveries during this time.