How Ancient Greece Started
Ancient Greece began between 1900-1600 BC. Greeks or Hellenes were nomadic herdsmen. The first invaders of Greece were the fair-haired (light colored hair) Achaean. The Dorian came 3 or 4 years after them. The Greeks destroyed the Aegean cities. As the Greeks settled they intermarried the Achaeans. That's how Greece started.
Athens Rise to Power
Athens emerged a blackened ruin in Greece. The Themistocles had the "key" to the future. The Persians were than defeated. About 3 years later Salamis the Athens united the Greek cities. Confederacy became the Athenian Empire. The "Wise Man" became fashionable in Greece.
Slavery in Greece
A large part of the nation was not free (slaves). The Athenian state relied on slaves. Two-fifths of the population were slaves. When a was taken over by Greece the people were often sold as slaves. Athenian slaves often had a chance to get their freedom back.