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Marathon
location of the first battle between the Persians and the Greeks
Thucydides
another historian who wrote about the Peloponnesian War
Themistocles
Athenian leader who encouraged the Athenians to build a large fleet of ships
Delain League
A league created to fight against the Persians
Pericles
A skillful leader who ruled from 460bc-429bc. He ruled under a direct democracy
Aspasia
a foreign-born woman whe helped Pericles make Athens the cultural center of Greece
Socrates
outspoken Sophist who was a philosopher. He wrote no books
Aristotle
student of Plato who made the Lyceun. He condemned democracy
Parthenon
temple dedicated to the goddess Athena
Sophocles
Greek tragedy playwright who wrote OedipusRex and Antigone
Euripides
another playwright who survived the Peloponnesian war. He questioned accepted ideas
Herodotus
historian who cast a critical eye on his sources
Trojan War
war between the Myceneans and Troy over the abduction of Helen
Heinrich Schliemann
business man who set out to prove that the legend of the Trojan war was rooted in fact
Homer
Author of The Illiad and the Odyssey
Peloponnesus
land mass south of Athens
Solon
a reformer who reformed the economy and outlawed debt slavery
Cleisthenes
another reformer who broadened the role of ordinary citizens in government
Zeus
main and most powerful Olympian God