Humanities - Greece: Classical Era
Ancient Greece is well-known as one of the earliest civilizations that contributed significantly to human advancement. Learn about the prehistoric civilizations of Greece, namely the Cycladic (3200 B.C. to 1100 B.C.), the Minoan (2700 B.C. to 1500 B.C.) and the Mycenaean (1900 B.C. to 1100 B.C.).
The creation of the first Olympic Games, city-states and the birth of democracy all took place in Greece. Greeks, using their reason and expressing themselves freely, became self-confident and creative. They organized drama competitions, built Doric and Ionic temples and free-standing statues as well as gaining deep insights into the human mind and soul. Greek philosophy reached its high point in the careers of three thinkers who lived and worked in the city of Athens: Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Socrates (469-399 BC) challenged the thinking of his contemporaries by posing penetrating questions. Learn about the “Socratic Method” and how it culminated in the creation of the first “Academy”, the first known institute of higher education in the West.
Learn how Ancient Greece has been so immensely influential on subsequent world history. The language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science, and the arts of the ancient Greeks were crucial in laying the foundations of Western Civilization.
“An unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates
“Man is by nature a political animal.” – Aristotle
- The Aegean Cultures
- Homeric and the Epic Cycle
- The Greek City-State
- Birthplace of Democracy
- Golden Age and Classical Greece
- Athenian Life and Politics
- Pericles: The First Citizen of Athens
- Philosophy: The Greeks and Reason
- Tragedy and Comedy: Theater in Ancient Greece
- Greek Influence: The Hellenistic World
Athens, Nafplio, Patras, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Santorini and Crete
Acropolis Rock (Parthenos,Theater of Dionysus), Acropolis Museum, Ancient Agora, Kerameikos, Monastiraki, Ermou Street, Temple of Zeus and Hadrian’s Arch, National, Archaeological Museum, Kallimarmaro (Olympic Stadium), Plaka Neighborhood, Anafiotika Neighborhood, Food Markets along Athinas and Evripidou street in Omonia, Lyceum of Aristotle, National Park and Syntagma, Panepistimio Academia, Akrotiri-Santorini, Knossos Palace – Crete, and more!