Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Ancient Athens, the Birthplace of Democracy

Ancient Athens (Athena) was the largest and most prosperous city in Ancient Greece. It was named after goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom. The most famous monument of Athens was the Parthenon, built in 432 B.C on the Acropolis hill. The Acropolis is also known as the "Sacred Rock" of Athens.

Athens is the city where democracy was born and citizens were able to speak their mind freely. However, women were not treated equally to men and slavery was permitted. Some slaves were even owned by the state.

Athens is the birthplace of Socrates, Plato, Sophocles and Euripides and every year athletic events and theatrical plays were being held.

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Famous Greek People from Ancient Athens

famous people from ancient greece - Euripides

Euripides

Tragedian
485-406 BC
famous people from ancient greece - Plato

Plato

Philosopher
427-347 BC
famous people from ancient greece - Socrates

Socrates

Philosopher
470-399 BC
famous people from ancient greece - Solon

Solon

Law Maker
639 - 559 BC
famous people from ancient greece - Sophocles

Sophocles

Tragedian
496-406 BC
famous people from ancient greece - Thucydides

Thucydides

Historian
455-399 BC
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