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7HCC - Ancient Greek Society: Legacies

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Ancient Greece

Highlights of Ancient Greece - World Book

About 3000 B.C.

The Minoan culture arose on the island of  Crete.

1600-1200 B.C.

The Mycenaean culture prospered on the Greek mainland.

776 B.C.

The first recorded  Olympic Games took place.

508 B.C.

 Athens became a democracy.

490 and 479 B.C.

The Greeks twice defeated invading Persian armies.

431-404 B.C.

 Sparta defeated Athens in the  Peloponnesian War.

338 B.C.

 Philip II of Macedonia conquered the Greeks.

334-326 B.C.

 Alexander the Great, ruler of  Greece and  Macedonia, conquered the Persian Empire.

323 B.C.

Alexander the Great died, and the  Hellenistic Age began.

146 B.C.

Greece was conquered by the Romans.

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ClickView - Ancient Greece

These program explores the roles and legacy of some of the Greek gods and goddesses, the origins of democracy and the role of free debate, and the importance of sport and the first Olympics.

In 438 BC the Parthenon was completed. This masterpiece is the crowning achievement for the Greek people. Without Alexander the Great, it is possible Greece's Golden Era would have been just a footnote in history. Tens of thousands would die during Alexander's relentless attacks on Persia and Egypt, yet, his armies carried Greek life, culture and values far abroad and this empire became known as the "Hellenistic" world. Greece's amazing engineering achievements and ideas are still with us today.

Dr Michael Scott, explores the legacies of the Ancient Greeks, what they have given us today, and asks why these legacies have lasted through time? Democracy, art, architecture, philosophy, science, sport, theatre - all can be traced back to ancient Greece. Travelling across the ancient Greek world, from ancient Olympia to Athens and Macedon, as well as Turkey and Sicily, Michael not only discovers the ways in which those legacies were created, but also how vastly different and alien they are to the way we celebrate them today. And by using the latest archaeological, literary and scientific analysis, Michael uncovers the incredible story of how the legacies of ancient Greece have spread, been mis-interpreted and been interwoven into the DNA of human society, to the extent that we are all implicated in answering the question: who were the Greeks?

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Democracy 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 March 2018, from

Government 2018. Britannica School. Retrieved 14 March 2018, from

'Highlights in the history of ancient Greece' 2018, online table. World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 19 February 2018,


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