Greek Civilization

700 B.C 212 B.C

The Greek Culture

Artemis was the goddess of the moon and hunting. Her twin brother was Apollo and was the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was also the protector of childbirth and labor.She rejected marriage and love. She was in many myths. Including Actaeon and Orion.

Alexander's Empire

Alexander's Empire was the largest empire in the world. The empire covered around 3,000 miles. He didn't even have modern ecology and weapons.

Alexanders army began war against the persians in 334 b.c.the persians had an advantage against the greats in numbers 20,000 to 35,000 the empire came from behind and won the war.

Alexander was the king of the ancient greek kingdom of Macedon know as Alexander the great. he was also a member of the Argead.

favorite quote: I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep I am afraid of an army of an army of sheep led by a lion.

The Greek Mind

Greeks believed that the human mind was capable of great understanding. Approximately 500 B.C. to 350 B.C., the Golden Age , art, architecture, and literature flourished. Fertile time for the life of the mind. Most of the thinkers, or philosophers were from this time. They produced some of the most remarkable ideas anyone has ever known. Philosophy is the body of knowledge they created. Philosophy helped develop the study of many subjects.

The Sophists were Greek teachers of philosophy, reasoning, and public speaking. They taught math, science, and history.They didn't believe that the gods influenced humans.They thought that one person's way of living for one person might be wrong for another. They also accepted money for there teachings. Not all philosophers approved of there ways. Socrates didn't believe in the Sophists teachings. He created the Socrates method to question them and there believes.

Socrates was a philosopher, but also a critic of the Sophists. He lived in Athens , but spent most of his time teaching. He created the Socratic method which is a way of questioning since he didn't lecture. Although many people didn't like him. the people of Athens arrested him and put him on trail. They found him guilty. They gave him an option to either leave Athens or stay but be sentenced to death. He choose death.

Hellenistic Culture

The Hellenistic period took place in Easter Mediterranean and middle east the period between Alexander the great and the conquest for Egypt by Rome in 30 B.C.

In 336 B.C , Alexander the Great became the leader of the Greek kingdom of Macedonia. He died thirteen years later but he had built an empire that reached all the way from Greece to India.This was called the Hellenistic period and it lasted from the death of Alexander in 323 B.C. until 31 B.C.,when roman troop conquered the territories that the Macedonian king once ruled.

During the Hellenistic period Greeks were exploring literature, theater, architecture ,music, mathematics, philosophy and science.There was always the yearly Olympic games that had chariot races,wrestling,pankration,long jump and more.