Ch 20: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Greece

About This Chapter

Discover Ancient Greece by watching fun and engaging videos. Learn about Greek culture, philosophy and warfare then take self-assessment quizzes to make sure you understand all the key Ancient Greece concepts introduced in this chapter.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Ancient Greece - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Ancient Greece is well-known for its mythology, epic works and government advancements. In this chapter, you can immerse yourself in Greek religion, art and culture while learning about The Iliad, the quest for Troy, Greek city-states and the birth of philosophy. You'll discover why the Persian War is known as the birth of history and discover Sparta's history and the components of Phalanx warfare. When you're done watching the fun videos and taking quick quizzes, you'll have knowledge of:

  • Greece in the Bronze Age
  • Greek colonization
  • Governments and city-states
  • Greek sculpture and architecture
  • Presocratics
  • Herodotus
  • Slavery in Greece

Video Objective
The Iliad & The Odyssey: Summary & Characters Get details on the Greek epics The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Bronze Age Greece: Schliemann's Quest for Troy Trace the history of Greece in the Bronze Age, including Schliemann's role in finding the city of Mycenae.
From Mycenae's Collapse to Greek Colonization Study events surrounding the collapse of this great city then detail Greek colonization efforts.
Greek Myth and Religion Examine the components of Greek myths and religion.
Greek City-States and Governments Outline the development of Greek city-states and see details of Ancient Greece's government systems.
Ancient Greek Art & Architecture Explore Ionic, Doric and Corinthian architectural features and learn about Greek pottery, sculpture and art.
The Birth of Philosophy: The Presocratics Find out who the Presocratics were and what role they played in the birth of philosophy.
Phalanx Warfare in Ancient Greece Get details on this form of warfare used in Ancient Greece.
History of Sparta Trace Sparta's history and understand its significance in the ancient Greek world.
Birth of History: Herodotus' Persian War Get an introduction to Herodotus and discuss his warfare methods. Summarize key events in the Persian War.
Slavery in Ancient Greece Examine the different types of slavery that were part of Ancient Greece.

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