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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the Golden Age in Greece for a standard ancient Greek history course. Topics covered include:
- Athenian democracy
- Life and culture in ancient Athens and Sparta
- Peloponnesian war
- Life and laws of Lycurgus
1. Athenian Democracy: Solon and Cleisthenes
Although Athens is remembered for creating the first democracy, it took many years and multiple leaders to develop the system we think of today. Learn about who took control, what reforms they made and how the people revolted against the old system.
2. Pericles, the Delian League, and the Athenian Golden Age
This lecture covers the formation of the Delian League, its development into the Athenian Empire and the peculiar place of Pericles in the midst of it all, turning the city of Athens into the seat of an empire.
3. Daily Life in Ancient Athens
In this lesson, you will explore the culture of ancient Athens and experience the daily life of an Athenian citizen. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.
4. Peloponnesian War and Thucydides
This lecture covers the Peloponnesian War. First we enumerate the causes of the war. Then we examine Pericles' plan to win it. We see how Pericles' plan eventually fell apart and how the Athenians struggled without leadership until their eventual destruction at the hands of the Spartans.
5. History of Sparta
In this lesson, you'll examine forces that shaped a Spartan society of elite warriors. We'll also explore the stratified caste system created by Lycurgus.
6. Lycurgus of Sparta: Life & Laws
In this lesson, we will learn who Lycurgus of Sparta was. Together, we'll take a closer look at his history, his personal life and his legacy. Then we can analyze the improvements he made to Sparta and the ways in which his death impacted the survival of those changes.
7. Life in Athens vs. Life in Sparta
In this lesson, you will explore the societies of Athens and Sparta and discover how they interacted in the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.
8. Spartan Helot: Definition & Revolt
Meet the Spartan helots. Discover how they became slaves to the Spartans and learn about their lives. Explore the society of the ancient Spartans through the helots and learn about one successful attempt to rebel.
9. King Leonidas: Biography, Facts & Quotes
This lesson goes over the life of a legendary king, that of King Leonidas. You may have heard of him if you are familiar with the brave 300 Spartans who died fighting off a massive Persian army.
10. How Did Leonidas Become King?
Leonidas may be the most famous of the Spartan kings, but do you know how he actually ended up on the throne? In this lesson, we'll explore a generation-long succession crisis and see how Leonidas became Sparta's king.
11. The Oracle of Delphi: Prophecies & Quotes
Oracles were popular in the ancient world, providing advice or predictions about the future on behalf of a deity. In this lesson, learn more about the oracle of Delphi, Pythia, and her role in the politics and warfare of the ancient world.
12. The Oracle of Delphi: Location, Importance & Facts
The oracle of Delphi is a popular figure in myths and legends about ancient Greece, but how did the oracle get the prophecies she told to others? Learn more about the location and importance of the oracle of Delphi in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the Ancient Greece Study Guide course
- Introduction to Ancient Greece
- Aegean Civilizations
- The Greek Dark Ages
- The Archaic Period in Greece
- Greek Classical Period
- The Hellenistic Period
- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Art & Architecture of Ancient Greece
- Ancient Greek Literature
- Mythology in Ancient Greece
- Muses, Creatures & Winds in Greek Mythology
- The Greek Titans