The Golden Age of greece

Malachi Grant

The Golden Age of Greece

Greece experienced a golden age, which was rich with art, music, books, philosophy, plays, dramas, education, games, military and government. The golden age was so rich with culture it still impacts the world today.

Greece Experienced a Growth in Art

The Greeks built huge theaters, which they used to perform dramas/plays. Those plays centers around cultural ideas like tragedy, comedy and romance.

Sophocles- the most important playwright in the Golden Age of Greece. He wrote important plays like Antigone and Oedipus. He was important as a Greek playwright and enhanced the Greek culture through his work in the Arts.

picture of sophocles

Greece Experienced a Golden Age in Architecture

Acropolis: Many different temples that were built to the Greek Gods; the building were located in Athens

image of acropolis

Parthenon: A Greek Temple locate in the Acropolis in Athens, which was devoted to Athena, the goddess of wisdom

Greece experienced a Golden Age in Philosphy

Socrates- classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.

"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing"

Plato - philosopher and in Classical Greece, and the founder of the Academy in Athens

"Love is a serious mental disease."

Aristotle - Greek philosopher who was a student in Plato's Academy. Aristotle primarily worked in the sciences and question the make-up and existence of everything. Eventually Aristotle created his own academy called the Lyceum.

The Gupta Empire Golden Age

Golden Age in Government

Chandragupta II was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta empire in India.

- Leader Chandra Gupta 2

- Lead for 40 years

- Diplomacy: conducting negotiations between representatives of states.

- Marriage Alliances

Golden Age in Math & Science


- Discovered that the earth is round

- They help calculate the solar year


- Discovered the concept of zero

- Discovered the Decimal System

Golden Age in Medicine

- Plastic Surgery

- Vaccines

Golden Age of the Roman Empire

Rome Golden Age in Government Law & Military

Government - During this time notably had "5 good emperors" who kept peace and increased the power of Rome.

Roman Law - The Roman made great advances in law. Roman law was found in 12 tablets some of what stated:

- All men were equal under the law

- Those accused could face their accuser

- Those accused were innocent until proven guilty

- You can only be punished by actions not thoughts (link to 12 tables)

Roman Military - Rome's military had armored cavalry units, units, siege weapons and a well trained militia called the Roman Legion,

- Praetorian Guard: an elite group of soldiers to protect the Roman Empire

Rome Golden Age in Architecture

Romans were leaders of construction using arches, columns, domes, and concrete.

Pantheon - Built as a Roman temple dedicated to the gods. The building displayed a mastery of architecture with massive arches and a huge dome.

Colosseum - Largest Amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire. It held 50,000 spectators. It was used mostly for gladiators games for 500 years

Baths of Caracalla - Public bathing was an important part of Roman social life in the Golden Age, it was a place to relax and meet with friends.

Rome Golden Age in Infrastructure

Roads - The Romans built long straight roads totaling about 53,000 miles. The roads connected the Roman Empire to major regional centers. Used for military, trade and travel.

Aqueducts - Aqueducts were constructed to bring in fresh water to the Roman cities, private homes and public baths.

Romans also developed indoor plumbing to take waste away from homes.

Golden Age in Mayan Civilization

The Han Dynasty Golden Age

China experienced a Golden Age under the Han from 200 B.C to 200 A.D Emperor Wudi was the most prominent leader during the Han Golden Age. He strengthened the government, improved canals, and roads, stabilized the sale of the grain for food.

The silk Road

- The silk road was a major trading route opened during the Han Dynasty. (6,000 miles long). The silk Road brought china in contact with other civilizations.

- The items exchanged included silk, gold, jade, tea, and , spices

- Diseases religion, culture philosophies and ideas wore also traded

Golden Age in Science

Han Scientists wrote textbooks on zoology, botany, and chemistry. Han scientists figured out how to make paper from wood pulp. Han scientists to measure earthquakes.