The Role of Slavery in Ancient Greece
Slavery in Ancient Greece was acceptable and common, as in most organized societies of the time, yet with differences between city states
Pericles, the Ancient Greek Father of Democracy
Since Athens is considered the birthplace of democracy, Pericles must be the father of democracy.
Pericles’ Funeral Oration: The Greatest Speech in History
In 431 BCE, the Athenian statesman Pericles delivered one of the most influential speeches of all time, "Pericles' Epitaphios," otherwise known as "Pericles' Funeral Oration." The speech, recorded by the historian Thucydides who was present at its delivery, has endured...
How Economic Sanctions in Ancient Greece Backfired, Prolonging War
Sanctions date back to antiquity, with the "Megarian Decree" issued by Athenian statesman Pericles in 432 BC being the first recorded
How a Pandemic Affected Ancient Greek Wars
Throughout history, a plague, or pandemic, has affected the outcome of Ancient Greek wars, as studies by historians and medical scientists suggest
Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War
Thucydides' historical account, History of the Peloponnesian War, is considered a classic, as well as being one of the earliest known history books.