Golden Age of Greece

Ch 5

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The Persians & Greeks: Crash Course World History #5

Athenian Leader: Pericles

"Pericles, (born c. 495 bc, Athens—died 429, Athens), Athenian statesman largely responsible for the full development, in the later 5th century bc, of both the Athenian democracy and the Athenian empire, making Athens the political and cultural focus of Greece. His achievements included the construction of the Acropolis, begun in 447." (Britannica)


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<<<<<<<< Greek Arts >>>>>>>>


------- Drama and Theater------

Tragedies >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Comedy ------------------------------------------

Aristophanes, The Clouds

Satire --> Usually focused on mocking rulers/officials

Impact: provided an outlet for the people to make fun of political leaders

The Olympic Games

Main Event: Pentathlon


- Brought Greeks together

- halted all fighting

- demonstrated their focus on physical perfections

Birth of the Olympics

----------------- GREEK MIND -----------------


- Paid teachers

- criticized by Socrates and Plato

<<<< Big 3 Philosophers >>>>

<<<<<<< Writers >>>>>>>


First "Blogger"

historian but greatly exaggerated and didn't really focus on facts


- We learn a lot about Greek culture and history from him (if even in a vague sense)


Chronicled the conflicts between Athens and Sparta for nearly 30 years

Focused on accuracy and facts using eye witnesses and first hand experience as a general

Answered the questions:

What makes nations go to war?

How can politics elevate pr poison a society?

What is the measure of a great leader or a great democracy?

<<<<< Scientists >>>>>

Peloponnesian War

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great and the Situation ... the Great? Crash Course World History #8
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Hellenistic Culture

Alexander/Hellenistic Culture Video From Class

History of Alexander the Great