Athens The Great Greek City State

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Pericles

445 B.C.

Pericles was our gift from Athena. This statesman brought Athena to its height of glory and power. He is still alive today and is making Athens a more powerful and better place. Pericles fought in the Peloponnesian War. He later became a statesman and began the Golden Age of Athens.


Pericles had three goals. He wanted to strengthen the Athenian democracy. He wanted to maintain and strengthen Athens. Third, he wanted to glorify Athens. He has achieved all three goals. At first, Pericles developed the Delian League. Pericles promoted the arts and literature, advancing out culture. He started the Acropolis project, building the Parthenon in honor of Goddess Athena. He even used a direct democracy. Pericles has glorified our nation. Thus, we will name this time the Age of Pericles.



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Statue of Zeus at Olympia

430 B.C

Phidias created the Statue of Zeus at Olympia. The statue will be known as one of the greatest ancient wonders of the world.


Sparta Declares War on Athens

Peloponnesian War

431 B.C

Who will win, Athens or Sparta?

Athens is the largest city in Greece and is the shining example of Greece and our culture. Sparta is just a city down to the south. We have a much more advanced culture. Athens is a national learning center for science and the arts. Our philosophers are much more intelligent than any man of Sparta, and Sparta doesn't even have philosophers. Our people continue to advance and get more intelligent. The Spartans on the other hand don't have open minds and are stuck in the advancement of anything but war. We have great entertainment because of Aeschylus and Sophocles, the Spartans don't have that much entertainment.


Continuing on, although the Spartans have a super soldier like military on land, we have a super soldier like sailing fleet of our own. Our democracy makes our government more free and far better than the Spartan oligarchy. Giving women rights, are Spartans crazy? The countless other city states of the Delian League will aid us. Only a few of your Peloponnesian allies will help the city of Sparta. Famous people such as Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Pericles come from Athens. Which famous person comes from Sparta, nobody. Best of all, the Goddess Athena is protecting us. May Athena guide us and lead us to victory against the Spartans. We will win this war.

Athens

321 B.C.

This is a compilation of old Athenian news scriptures. I have combined them all.


Macedonian Historian