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Ancient Greece: Topic Page
Ancient civilization that flourished 2,500 years ago on the shores of the Ionian and Aegean Seas (modern Greece and the west coast of Turkey).
Ancient Rome: Topic Page
Ancient Rome was a civilization based on the city of Rome. It lasted for about 800 years.
Ancient Egypt: Topic Page
Ancient civilization, based around the River Nile in Egypt, which emerged 5,000 years ago and reached its peak in the 16th century BCE.
Minoan civilization: Topic Page
Ancient Cretan culture representing a stage in the development of the Aegean civilization. It is named for the legendary King Minos of Crete.
Mycenaean civilization: Topic Page
An ancient Aegean civilization known from the excavations at Mycenae and other sites.
Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE): Topic Page
Or Alexander III, king of Macedon, conqueror of much of Asia.
Julius Caesar (100-44 BCE): Topic Page
Roman general and dictator, considered Rome's most successful military commander.
Cleopatra (69-30 BCE): Topic Page
Queen of Egypt, one of the great romantic heroines of all time.
Cato the Elder (234-149 BCE): Topic Page
Or Cato the Censor, Lat. Cato Major or Cato Censorius, Roman statesman and moralist, whose full name was Marcus Porcius Cato.
Roman Empire: Topic Page
Mediterranean empire formed (ca. 27 BCE) by Augustus after the assassination (ca. 44 BCE) of Julius Caesar. Its power centre was ancient Rome.
Athens: Topic Page
Capital city of Greece and of ancient Attica; population (2003 est) 747,300, urban agglomeration 3,247,000.
Sparta: Topic Page
City of ancient Greece, capital of Laconia, on the Eurotas (Evrótas) River in the Peloponnesus.
Troy: Topic Page
Ancient city in Asia Minor (modern Hissarlik in Turkey), just south of the Dardanelles.
Peloponnesian War: Topic Page
War fought 431-404 BCE between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies, involving most of the Greek world from Asia Minor to Sicily and from Byzantium (present-day Istanbul, Turkey) to Crete.
Trojan War: Topic Page
In Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta.
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