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Timeliine of Ancient Greece
The Greeks fight the Persians in the Greek/Persian Wars. Two famous battles are the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC and the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC. The Greeks win and the Persians retreat.
The temple to Athena, the Parthenon, is completed in Athens on the Acropolis. Today this is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece.
The wars between Sparta and Athens begin. They are called the Peloponnesian Wars. The wars will last 27 years with Sparta eventually conquering Athens in 404 BC.
The famous Greek philosopher Socrates is put to death for corrupting the youth of Athens with his teachings.
Greek philosopher and student of Socrates, Plato, founds the
The great philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, Aristotle, begins to tutor Alexander (later to be called Alexander the Great).
Alexander the Great becomes king when his father, Philip of Macedon is assassinated.
The Hellenistic period begins when Alexander the Great dies. The Ancient Greek civilization begins its decline and the Ancient Romans start to gain power.
Euclid, a Greek mathematician, writes Elements. This famous writing will have an impact on mathematics for years to come.
Rome conquers Greece making it part of the Roman Empire.
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