Relating to Bronze Age Greece as described in the Homeric poems.
One of the four major ethnic groups into which the Hellenes (or Greeks) of Classical Greece divided themselves.
An Athenian historian and general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the fifth-century BC war between Sparta and Athens until the year 411 BC
A Greek writer and philosopher who lived between c. 45-50 CE and c. 120-125 CE. A prodigious and hugely influential writer, he is now most famous for his biographical works in his Parallel Lives which present an entertaining history of some of the most significant figures from antiquity.
A military general. The annual election of strategoi was held in the spring, and their term of office coincided with the ordinary Athenian year, from midsummer to midsummer
In Athens in the 5th cent. BC was a way to exile a citizen for ten years.
The chief magistrate or magistrates in many city-states.
The earliest aristocratic council of ancient Athens. The name was taken from the Areopagus, a low hill northwest of the Acropolis, which was its meeting place.
The doctrine that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities.
political orators who appeal blatantly to the listeners' emotion
The supreme court in Athens
The minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly
A class of citizens in ancient Athens having 200 to 300 bushels.