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Peloponnesian War

Pericles: The First Great Statesman of the Ancient World

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...

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

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.

Economic Sanctions of Pericles 2,500 Years Ago 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