Life in Athens
Athens had a direct democracy so a large number of the male citizen took part in the day-to-day running of the government. Women did not participate, Athenians beleived that women were inferior to men and needed male guidance. Enslaved people neither had political rights or personal freedom.
Alexander the Great
Alex built an empire that included the Nile valley, Persia and parts of India. Alex spread Greek culture, that helped build the Hellenistic culture. the Hellenistic culture blended aspects if Greek, Persian, Egyptian, and Indian life. This culture gave more rights and opritunties to women. women gained some politicial power. Alex's empire fell apart soon after his death. The Hellenistic culture had a lasting effect on the regions he has ruled.
Art and architecture
The Greeks beleived in beauty, balance, and order in the univerce. Greek paintings and statues were life like and they also showed the human body in its most perfect form. arcitects today still use ancient greek ideas like colums. The most famous greek building was called the parthenon.