Trojan Horse defeat, Mycenaeans sent the horse to Troy
Athens emerges powerful- Delian League, Battle of Salamis, Marathon, triremes, + phalanx. Athens vs. Persians
Athens vs. Sparta, Sparta lays siege to Athens, plague kills Pericles
Took power at 20 years old, conquered the Persian Empire, founded Alexandria, Egypt
The king took advice from a council of elders, which limited his power. His position was not hereditary, instead, he was elected by a committee of 300 members of the ruling patrician class- the Senate.