The Golden Age of Ancient Greece

Science, Mathematics, Athletics, and Philosophy

What was the "Golden Age"

The golden age was a time period of the good times in Ancient Greece. A time of achievements, inventions, math, philosophy, science, and athletics. The golden age was a time when Perikles' reign took place. The golden age took place between 500bc and 300bc. It was the strengths of these societies that made them rich in art, culture, and warfare. Sparta and Athens had the peloponnesian war due to the fact that they had thirst for more power and city states. The war lasted about 30 years, and left the city-states to never be the same again. The greeks had a polytheistic religon, and thought highly of the olympic games in which every city state participated in.

The Greeks thought of athletics highly, along with philosophy. Science and mathematics were developed in more detail by the greeks. This period is called the Golden Age because of all the achievements. A great deal of this came about because of what the Greeks believed about their mighty gods. A lot of the greeks saw their gods as their power. Famous philosophers in this period such as Socrates and Plato also influenced the masses with their teachings of Humanism and the encouragement to question. Greeks, especially Athenians also took the effort of beautifying their city-states with the use advanced architecture.

3 individuals that excelled

1. Zeus. He is the "Father of Gods and men" who rules the Olympians of Mount olympus as a father rules the family according to the ancient greece religion.
2. Pandora. She was the first human woman created by the deities.
3. Prometheus. He is a Titan, culture hero, and trickster figure who is credited with the creation of man from clay.