From its humble beginnings as an agricultural community, Ancient Greece grew to become one of history's most influential civilizations.  We remember Greece primarily for the early form of democracy that it practised and for its great philosophers, artists and writers.

The ideas and culture of ancient Greece were spread over a vast territory and would shape later civilizations for centuries.  Some of their accomplishments were so profound that they still influence the world today.


The Persians and Greeks: Crash Course History # 5

Alexander the Great: Crash Course History # 8

A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey:  Crash Course Literature 201

Fate, Family and Oedipus Rex: Crash Course Literature 202

Socrates: Biography of a Great Thinker

Plato: Biography of a Great Thinker

Aristotle: Biography of a Great Thinker

Aesop: Biography of a Great Thinker

Euclid: Biography of a Great Thinker

Thales: Biography of a Great Thinker

Eratosthenes: Biography of a Great Thinker

BBC History ~ The Ancient Greeks
This site has some excellent articles that deal with Athenian democracy, the Olympic Games and Alexander the Great.

The British Museum ~ Ancient Greece
This excellent site presented by the British Museum gives a quick overview of Ancient Greece.  Topics include: daily life, festivals and games, myths, politics and architecture.  The challenges section at the end of each chapter are fun and interesting way to learn about the different aspects of life in ancient Greece 

This is an excellent site if you wish to read about the stories of some of Ancient Greece's most prominent heroes.  The stories are abridged, but it still gives the reader an entertaining look at the accomplishment's of these heroic figures. 

Family Tree of the Greek Gods
If you are having trouble following the many branched family tree of the Greek gods, check out this interactive genealogic map.

Ancient Greeks: The Olympic Games
This site provides a brief synopsis of the Ancient Greek Olympics.  Check out the interactive activity that allows you to visit the ancient olympics.



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