This was the time period when we didn't know about what was going on. Nomads less advanced didn't read or write. they told stories orally.
The Trojan War was between the Mycenae and Troy. Troy was an independent city. the war lasted for 10 years. Troy won the war by sending a horse in to the town as a gift and attacked at night.
Persia want to control the city-states in Anatolia. Darius III was the leader who start this war. Persia sent 25,000 men across the sea. The Athenians surprised them and won the war.
Xerxes was the leader of the war. He want to get revenge because of his father death. The Spartans stop the Persians while the Athenians came up with a plane to to to the sea because Persia didn't really know how to fight near the sea.
The Athens positioned themselves into a naval battle. Persia was unable to navigate narrow water passages.Athens won the battle.
Several Greek city-states formed an alliance. the alliance got it name from the island where the headquarters were at.
Leader of the Delian League
Taxes on the city-states
Grew very wealthy
Build a mini Greek empire
Socrates focused on individual action and challenge the authority. Socrates method was the teachers ask questions. he found guilty at his trial so he was put to death. His death was caused by a poison.
The events were long distance, javelin, wresting, discus and others. They periods of peace. The Athletes had to train very hard. They were unpaid and winners received prizes..
Aristotle was a bright young student at Plato's school. He opened a school in Athens called Lyceum. He also came up with syllogisms.
Philip II invaded the city states. The city states gave in to Philip IIand the government was changed.
Alexander the great invaded Persia and Egypt after his father Philip death to grain more land. He died while on his way home from a fever.