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The ancient greek civilization starts around 3200 BC with the Cycladic civilization [followed by the Minoan (2700 BC) and the Mycenean civilization (1600 BC)] and flourished from the 7th century BC to the 2nd century AD, especially in the 5th century BC with the city-states of Athens and Sparta.
The first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC. They Began as a religious festival of the god Zeus and were held every 4 years. They were held in a valley of Ancient Greece called Olympia. That is how they came to be called the Olympics. The only event held was a foot race, they raced the length of the…
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-The first recorded winner was in 776 B.C.-Every four years in Olympia-For four days at a time (5 days if you count the opening ceremony, and the sacrifice to Zeus)- It ended in 393 A.D.
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Wrestling, boxing, all-in fighting (pan kration), running, javelin throwing, discus, horse racing.
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Sports promoted fitness and stamina and a desire to achieve greatness, and so were of social benefit. They were held in Greek cities as a part of religious festivals to honour the gods. Some were much more widely attended than others, gaining inter-city repute throughout the Greek world, and came to…
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Women played no part in the Ancient Games as they were not allowed to even watch the games, let alone take part. The reason behind this is due to the fact that Olympia was dedicated to Zeus and was therefore a sacred area for men. The chariot races (introduced in later games) were held outside the s…
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Obviously the idea of 'drama' as human beings producing a performance symbolising something else has been around for almost as long as Homo sapiens or even erectus.Drama was practised in some form or another in most ancient civillisations. Drama as we know it, performed by actors in 'theatres' was i…
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From farmlands with a central citadel as refuge, cities developed from the 7th Century onwards, with a range of physical, religious and cultural amenities based on a walled city with increasing amenities and prosperity. Civilisation progressively replaced the Dark Age of survival in a hostile enviro…
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The unknowns who followed the collapse of the Mycenaeans we call the Sea Peoples. These people spread around the eastern Mediterranean Sea littoral after the 12th Century BCE. We know very little about them and so attempts to be specific are based on speculation.
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Greek life centered around religion, and every problem had a god or goddess to fix it. The great majority of the Greek oral tradition was about the gods. The intricate mythologies of the Greeks were created by the human desire to better understand the surrounding world. Example: the idea that Zeus w…
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Mainland Greece is on the southern end of the Balkan Peninsula. Known also as the Peninsula of Haemus.
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The Olympics were open to any free-born Greek man in the world, but there were separate mens' and boys' divisions.
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Answer There is documentary evidence that a game or skill building exercise, involving kicking a ball into a small net, was used by the Chinese military during the Han Dynasty - around the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Earlier evidence - of a field marked out to play a ball-kicking game has bee…
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Origins_of_Drama Drama in the days of ancient Greece and Rome was considered the highest form of expression, and was done for several reasons: to provide an appeasement to the gods (i.e. a good harvest or if rain was needed), and later in that period, it functioned as a way to express the moral ques…
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When Drama Began As far as history records for us. Churches controlled music so tightly that these traveling shows started out doing plays in towns and actors would change only their hats or so to play different characters. There were eventually stages built where the enterances were customary. I…
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Canadian Equestrian athlete Ian Millar has participated in 10 Olympic games as of 2012. Millar and would have participated in 11 games since he was on the Canadian Olympic team for Moscow in 1980, but Canada boycotted the Olympics that year. Millar also hopes to participate in Brazil in 2016 and h…
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As singing and dancing for the gods in forest glades. Then the dancing floor was built, and seats made in a semicircle for an audience. Actors were added, first one to relate a story theme to complement the singing, then a second actor and then a third.
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Before women had the right to vote, basically all they did was be perfect housewives. They worked on the families economic production also. Women were treated as property of men. Men had no respect for the women especially African American. African American women were raped, beaten, and tortured a g…
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The ancient Olympics were held in honour of the Greek god Zeus, primarily. However, there was a temple on site dedicated to Hera (which pre dates the Temple of Zeus), and another to Rhea/Meter, as well as various shrines and statues attributed to other gods/godesses/heroes around the Altis (holy are…
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religion religion played a major role in how government was run and shaped. Of course greece had their own religion so they were bias in there laws to the beiefs noted in their religion.It also played a large part in moral action. Like the fact that sexual condust was a public things you shared with…
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Before scientific knowledge available to us today, people invented divine forces to explain the forces of nature and events. We have physical archaeological evidence of this going back up to 60,000 years ago. The familiar Greek gods were brought into Greece by nomads in the second millennium BCE, w…
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There is no period in history widely accepted as the Golden Age of America. That being the case, the answer to this question is entirely subjective. One opinion I think it was a period from post-Reconstruction until the beginning of World War I where there was a lot of optimism in general in Americ…
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Turkey is the open air museum of prehistoric civilizations. So many ancient civilizations settled in Anatolia and so many are still waiting to be discovered. Nearly every year an ancient city is discovered by chance. Ancient civilizations such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Ionians, Urartians etc.…
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If you want a full tour you'll have to go all over Greece. There are quite a lot inside Athens and outside (less than 1h driving (Delphi)).
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Women are not valued little in Libya. To the contrary, Libyan women have more freedom than women from many other North African and Middle Eastern countries. For example, Tuareg Berber women have more control and freedom than Tuareg men in Libya, Algeria, Niger and Mali. This is so because the Berbe…
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The Olympic games in ancient Greece were originally named after the location of the games which was Olympia. Because of this the games were originally called the Olympiads.
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Because he was a great conqueror Alexander the Great also known as Alexander III of Macedon (Greek: Αλέξανδρος Γ' ο Μακεδών) was an ancient Greek king (Βασιλεύς) of Macedon (born 356, King as from 336-323 BCE). He was one of the most successful military commanders in histo…
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Fine Print Matters That depends on the specific wording of your policy. Some auto policies cover only drivers specifically named in the policy. Others cover immediate family members of the primary insured, and some even cover anyone the primary insured allows to operate the vehicle. The only w…
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Answer Yes. His system could not have accounted for the phases of the moon, lunar and solar eclipses and the retrograde motion of the planets. It also would have had trouble explaining why Mercury and Venus always appear near the sun instead of moving away from it as other planets do. Also Tycho …
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BecauseEmperor Theodosius banned pagan festivals. S*** b**** banned the f*** games
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The marathon is named after a town in Greece which was the site of the battle of Marathon in 490 BC. The battle was won by the Athenian army which defeated the Persians. As legend has it, after the victory, a messenger named Philippides ran from Marathon to Athens, a distance of approximately 26 mil…
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Answer Until they were written down, they were passed on by storytellers for many generations. The Illiad and Odyssey was originally a very, very long poem written by the Greek poet, Homer.
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Some believe there were more slaves than free people. Some believe at least a third of ancient Greeks were slaves. Most were sold into slavery by their parents who were too poor to take care of them. Slaves could be anyone. As has been said most were sold into slavery. Many were captured in war, an…
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Building that has columns were found in the medieval times.
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This is actually a very general question =]. Basically you're meant to find the other person's base camp and kill all their army and attack their buildings. But in order to be strong enough to kill the other army, you must have a hero and have built your own base camp for food, resources... You also…
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Answer There are free diet plans available at such places as annecollins. But really, you don't need a complicated "plan"---just watch portion sizes and lay off the sugar. Don't starve yourself either: it lowers your metabolism and eventually you end up fatter than before. And especially, start w…
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The Frogs by Aristophanes was written and performed at the Lenea in 405 BC. The political situation in Athens at the time was fraught with danger and uncertainty. This was mostly due to their long battle with Sparta and her allied forces known as the Peloponnesian war. The Athenians were confined to…
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See the Related Links, including the entry from the Oxford University Press.
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What is Worn During Love Scenes I believe they wear what is called a modesty pouch, there is one made for the men and women to prevent any contact between their genitals.
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They where held every four years. Although their beginnings are obscure, 776 B.C. and abolished 394 A.D. are the currently accepted facts. :)
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it was held in ancient Greece in Olympus
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Gothic tribes invaded the Roman Empire, instituting a state of chaos (after classical age, but that really was ancient, anyway, otherwise the answer is the birth of Christ.). This was known as the Dark Ages, a period during which the barbaric tribes (actual term, not opinion) destroyed the knowledge…
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The winners were given crowns of olive branches, also the victors got a statue dedicated to them in the temple of Zeus
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Ancient Greek Super-powers While both Athens & Sparta were ancient Greek city-states inhabited by people who shared a similar language, religion and a pride in being "Greek," there were distinct differences. The Athenians placed a premium upon having a "sound mind & body," emphasizing a well r…
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It is important to remember that the Greek world was a collection of separate city-states as opposed to its modern form. Each city had its own government, army, navy and other such institutions, and as a result there was never a true Greek Empire. Though they did occasionally unite (such as to fight…
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Pericles, Alexander the Great, and Archimedes.
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The first ancient Olympics were held in Olympia, Greece, a city state in the southwest of the Peloponnesos, in 776 BC. That's where the great event got its name. Greece also held the first modern Olympic games in Athens in 1896. The ancient Olympics continued until 393 AD. When they were held, all…
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Answer The modern world owes so much to the early Greeks that it is difficult to describe more than one or two issues in any depth. One of the key areas where Greek philosophy has influenced Western ideas is in religion, and one of the most strongly contested is the meaning of the human soul. Wh…
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Answer- Egypt
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The Ancient Greeks did not know much about the Earth. They developed deities that were personifications of worldly things to provide answers to things beyond their knowledge. Also the Greek gods embodied specific emotions and characteristics, making them somewhat imperfect. For example, Poseidon emb…
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There are many of them, but Socrates is one of the most famous.
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Hestia goddess of magic, Hephaestus god of metal, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty, Ares god of war, Demeter goddess of fields, Hermes god of travels, Hera goddess of marriage, Poseidon god of sea, Athene or Athena goddess of victory and courage, Zeus god of sky, Artemis goddess of the hunt and …
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Alexander inherited the hegemony of a united Greece, freed the Greeks of Asia minor and conquered the lands of the Persian Empire including Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt and also the land all the way to Pakistan and parts of India.
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Alexandria in EgyptAlexander and his army brought greek ideas and beliefs wherever they went. He would leave a few men behind for them to teach the people their culture.
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Greece is located on the mediterranean at cross roads of different civilizations,so ideas and trade flourished. it had rugged mountains and sea are ionian, mediterian sea,and the aegean sea
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Greek architecture is important because it has produced buildings of great beauty. In the US, it has even today its influence on the building of town halls, justice courts and stately homes where 'Greek' pillars are often adorning the entrance.
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hot,dry. not everywhere :) in the village i live in, has all 4 seasons. mostly winter and summer though.
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The games were part of the Greeks way of worshiping Zeus.
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There is only one god of dream and sleep. His name is Hypnos.
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When you're a kid, lightning scares you. You parents usually give you a reason. My told me that the angels where bowling. The Greeks were like kids. They needed something...someone to blame and thank for things. They didn't have the technology to understand some things. Answer 2:I do not agree that …
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USA ,England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,Serbia,Russia,Ukraine,,Romania,Hungary,Spain,Italy,Denmark,Czech Republic,Sweden,Lithuania,Latvia,Estonia,Armenia,Malta,france,Cyprus.
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Answer The Olympic games were established in Ancient Greece in the year 776 B.C. They were held periodically until around 393 A.D. However, the Olympics as we know them didn't start until 1896 in Athens, Greece. And we've been having them ever since... If you want to know more, search it on A…
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Zeus- king of the gods and lord of the skyPoseidon- god of the seaHades- god of the Underworld Athena- goddess of war strageties and skills, wisdom, and handicrafts.Ares- god of violent and bloody warHera- goddess of marriage, family, and childrenArtemis- goddess of The Hunt, the moon and children (…
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Lycurgus and Chilon the Wise.
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Ancient Greece expanded to an Empire under the leadership of Alexander the Great between the years 332 and 323 BCE. Part of this Empire was absorbed by the Roman Empire at 56 BCE [last area conquered Egypt]
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alexander the great became king when his father died in 336 B.C.E
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Euclid's 'Elements' is an influential book on geometry written in ancient Greece, which is used even today. Much scientific terminology in English is of Greek origin.
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There was a truce for a month between all city states, and all fighting stopped.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan. =D there really good
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Answer It was a very structured society. The nobility had privileges that the lower classes didn't have and the peasant class was required to work for the nobility as tenet farmers. The houses they lived in were made of wattle and daub, with dirt floors, no heat except for a fireplace, no furniture,…
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Women were allowed to act in a theatre since 1660 and not before that. Before 1660 young boys used to play the role of a women becase they still had a high voice and their muscles hadn't grown properly yet . Also they were not allowed to join in plays because they wanted the women to be housewive…
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who were the greek philosophers
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Wrestling and gymnastics as well as their favorite, athletics. Including boxing, discus, running, javelin, and long jump. Other activities included knucklebones, playing music, and spending time talking with friends and telling stories, playing board games, playing with bow & arrows, or sling sh…
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If you read The Oedipus Trilogy its many examples of a chorus. The first chorus is: CHORUS Sweet-voiced daughter of Zeus from thy gold-paved Pythian shrine Wafted to Thebes divine, What dost thou bring me?My soul is racked and shivers with fear. (Healer of Delos,hear!) Hast thou some pain unkn…
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It was a multicultural and multireligion empire. Alexander tried to marry the different cultures, bringing them the greek culture but also keeping the local tradition and cultural heritage. He engouraged weddings between his high ranking stuff and local population.
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The early Greeks became successful traders by using the seas as trading routes. They could not make a living farming, as the soil was too poor and rocky to sustain agriculture. The Greeks traded art, textiles, delicate glassware, precious stones, and perfume.
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Answer In France they do all sorts of jobs like music and baking! They do pretty much the same jobs Americans do, only they speak French while doing it.
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they had a typical courtyard
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the court houses are taken from old Greek structures.
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masks and ancient cultures In some ancient cultures, a mask represent the soul of an object. When a person wears such mask, they "soul shift" into the object they are representing. They experience the world from the perspective of the thing they have "become," and have a more well-rounded understan…
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He died of Malaria on June 10th 323B.C.
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South East Greece, near the river Eurotas.
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the greek gods are:   *means that that god/ess was at one time on Mount Olympus. *Zeus: god of the sky, king of the gods, ruler of mankind; brother to Posiedon, Hades, Hera(also her husband), Hestia, and Demeter. Also known as Jupiter. *Poseidon: god of seas; creator and lover of horses; lor…
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The city of Delphi was first inhabited during the Mycenaean era. It began as a temple in worship for the god, Apollo, but throughout the years became known for its strength as an oracle priestess. Pythia, the priestess was so accurate in her predictions, that no one dared plan anything of importance…
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The translation of the "music of spheres" in Greek is "η αρμονία η των σφαιρών" an issue that the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras dealt with. The Greek requires a rough breathing above the first letter of the first three words, an acute accent on the 'i' of the sec…
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The open air market to all Greek cities was called Agora and every day life was taking place there. The Roman equivalent was called Forum.
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Well, as you probably already know, professional athletes have to endure intense training so usually their whole week is booked with training and practices and getting in shape.I happen to have very close relationships with pro athletes(NFL/NBA) and recovering is a big part of their week.
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Answer Time of Alexander the Great I would start with researching the time of Alexander the Great. He was only in his 20's when he conquered the known world spreading Greek culture across it and changing the world forever. For example Julius Caesar idolized Alexander and his accomplishments. And whe…
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west Africa
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The most common practice is to visit a search engine like, Google, MSN, Yahoo, Ask etc select to view images and place your query for a stadium in Olympia or Delphi and check the results.
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They thougt encouraging people to worship the gods.
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Olympias was the daughter of Neoptolemus the king of Epirus, now modern Albania. According to Plutarch she was descended from Achilles. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molossians) The only surviving picture of her is on a coin of the period and there is no doubt that she was a very beautiful woman. Sh…
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Socrates lived in Ancient Greece but was a philosopher and teacher, not a sportsman. Descartes was a French philosopher who lived in the 1600's. He was no sportsman either.
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The Iliad records a small portion of the battle of Troy, where soldiers from mainland Greece took the city of troy or Ilias. The batlle is believed to have taken place around 1200 bc and its famous people include Achillies, Hector, Agamemnon, Helen to name the main characters.
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son of Kronos born 238 b.c.
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HeroLeonidas was the youngest of three children: Dorieus, Cleomenes (or Kleomenes) and Leonidas, so he was never expected to rise to the throne, therefore he took part in the agoge, the unique training of Sparta usually spared from the royal heirs. Dorieus was born after Cleomenes but was fully legi…
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Ancient Greece, 776 BC
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This is not an easy question to answer simply. First you must understand that ancient Greece was never a united empire like Egypt or rome. Each Greek city was independent of all others. the exceptions to this were the delian league which was really more of an Athenian empire because Athens had the l…
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