Ancient Greece as a Fractured State, Democracy Almost Failing Due to Persian Invasion, How the Athenians Withstood the Persian Military Double Their Size, Athenian Politician Conviving the Athenian Public to Invest in a Military Force, the First Recorded Naval Victory, the Parthenon’s Persistence Over Millennia, the Ancient Greek Understanding of Democracy Needing Bureaucracy, the Method the Athenians Utilized to Select Political Leaders and the Immense Power and Influence These Individuals Held, the Annual Practice of Forcing One Politician Into Exile, Not All Citizens Holding the Right to Vote, the Physical Appearance and Personality of Ancient Greek Philosopher Socrates, Theater Actors Provided Awards in Ancient Greece, the Forced Suicide of Socrates, Democracy Failing Within 170 Years, Macedonian King Philip II Creating a New System of Government, Macedonian King Alexander the Great Taking Command of the Empire After Philip II’s Assassination, Alexander the Great Invading and Conquering Ancient Egypt, How Alexander the Great Achieved Diplomacy Through Marriage, Alexander the Great’s Death and the Legacy and Empire Left Behind, the Ancient Roman View of the Ancient Greeks, the Immense Change Brought About by Ancient Roman Emperor Constantine’s Conversion of the Empire Toward Christianity, and Ancient Greek Ideas Dying Out Then Returning During the Renaissance

Greece did not exist in the ancient world, instead it was approximately 1500 separate states, often warring with eachother and with vastly different governance and political systems. Ancient Athens became a democracy in 507 BC, a feat which nearly died during it’s teen years 17 years later because of the Persian empire’s invasion. The Athenians we’re outnumber by a 2:1 ratio, and stood to face the world’s first super power. Athenians mutually protected eachother by holding their shields 1.5’ to ...

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