Golden Age of Greece
What was the Golden Age of Greece?
The Golden age of Greece was a period of time between the victory of Greece over Persia until the Peloponnesian war. In this particular period of time the city states of Greece obtained a high status in both culture and political constancy. Greece's Golden Age was also called the "Periclean Age" after the Athenian statesman Pericles. During this TIme Greece produced many famous philosophers and many important indiduals. Greece also excelled in many areas in this age.
Socrates was a famous Greek philosopher who created what is known as the Socratic Method. Using a few questions one person could prove whomever he or she was arguing with. These questions would've made the other side of the argument basically prove itself wrong with its own answers. Socrates influences can be felt today mostly i the scientific method
Pericles was the most important and influential Greek statesman. He lead Athens from 461 BC to 429 BC, a period known as the "Periclean Age" Pericles promoted both art and literature. It is through his efforts that Athens had the status of most educated and cultural in ancient Greece.
Cleisthenes is credited with reforming Athens constitution and placing it on a democratic base in 508 BC. He is responsible (with help from the Alcmaeonidae) For overthrowing Hippias , the previous tyrant leader of Athens. He was exiled from Athens after Isogaras gained power,but due to Isogoras trying to disband a group of people the Athenians supported and being pushed out by the supporters, Cleisthenes later returned to rule over Athens