Ancient Greek People

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Miltiades

Leader of Athenian forces at the Battle of Marathon

Pheidippides

Ran from Athens to Sparta and back again

Darius

The king of Persia who lost at Marathon

Leonidas

Spartan king who was defeated at Thermopylae

Xerxes

The Persian king who attacked Athens at Salamis

Themistocles

Athenian general who built 200 Triremes

Pericles

Athenian statesman who led during the Golden Age

Socrates

Philosopher: Questioned people to find the truth

Plato

Philosopher: Wrote dialogues

Aristotle

Philosopher: Student of Plato, Alexander's teacher

Alexander

"The Great"; conquered the entire known world

Aristarchus

Astronomer: The earth revolves around the sun

Euclid

The "Father of Geometry" who wrote "The Elements"

Archimedes

Inventor & Mathematician who worked with levers and pulleys

Hippocrates

"Father of Modern Medicine"

Homer

Wrote the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey"

Herodotus

Historian: Persian War - "The Histories"

Thucydides

Historian: "The History of the Peloponnesian War"

Sophocles

Playwright: wrote Tragedies with Euripides

Aristophanes

Playwright: wrote Comedies

Phidias

The architect of the Parthenon

Lycurgus

Spartan king who created a military state

Draco

Harsh & cruel lawgiver of Athens

Solon

"The Lawgiver" of ancient Athens

Pisistratus

A well-like tyrant in Athens

Cleisthanes

"Council of 500" and new Athenian constitution

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