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Hercules and Alcestis: Personal Excellence & Social Duty
by Joshua J. Mark

Hercules and Alcestis: Personal Excellence & Social Duty

For the ancient Greeks, the quality of arete (personal excellence) and the concept of eusebia (social duty) were most important. Aristotle discusses both of these at length in his Nichomachean Ethics and relates arete to eudaimonia - translated...
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by writer873

Aspasia: Influential Concubine to Pericles

Aspasia was born around 470 BCE in Miletus in Asia Minor. She was likely born into a wealthy family because she was known to have been highly educated.. How she arrived in Athens is the source of some debate among scholars. A few sources...
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by Josiah Ober, Stanford University

The instrumental value of others and institutional change: An Athenian case study

A primary motive for certain Athenian rule changes in the direction of increased legal access and impartiality in the fourth century B.C. was Athenian awareness of the increased instrumental value of foreigners. New Athenian rules were...
The Legacy of the Ancient Greeks
by Mark Cartwright

The Legacy of the Ancient Greeks

The ancient Greeks left the world such an impressive legacy of ideas that many of them were seen for centuries in the civilizations that followed and, even today, cultures around the world continue to display many of the quintessential...
Ancient Societies
by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Societies

In this collection of resources, we look at ancient societies and examine who was at the top of the social ladder, who were the climbers and who were at the very bottom. In places like ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome men largely dominated...
Colonization in the Ancient Mediterranean
by Mark Cartwright

Colonization in the Ancient Mediterranean

Colonization of the ancient Mediterranean had been taking place since the Bronze Age, especially with Minoan and Mycenaean expansion, but it was the Phoenicians from the 10th century CE that really took the whole idea to a new level...
The Mycenaeans: A Civilization of Bronze Age Greece
by Ancient History Encyclopedia

The Mycenaeans: A Civilization of Bronze Age Greece

The Mycenaeans are considered the earliest Greeks, and were a prosperous civilization of the Late Bronze Age on the Greek mainland. This video is an introduction into the history of the Mycenaean civilization, and takes you through the rise...
Ancient Greece in 18 minutes
by Arzamas

Ancient Greece in 18 minutes

Homer, The Minotaur, 300 spartans, Greek theatre, Parthenon, democracy — everything that you once knew, but forgot, in a crash course video by Arzamas. Narrated by Brian Cox.
Ancient Greece in a 3D travel
by LANTZOI LANTZOI

Ancient Greece in a 3D travel

Take the tour in this time travel...it's a compilation of 3d films of ancient greek constructions.
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by thecreativeassembly

The Throwing War

It wasn't all stabbing and slicing in ancient combat, during battle the air was often dark with thrown projectiles of various deadly natures. Taking a look at some of the man and machine-powered missile armaments of the Roman period is...