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Fighting among Greek city-states

Competition led to conflict

Impact of Persian Wars on Greece

Athens emerged as the most powerful Greek city-state

Impact of Persian Wars on Greece

Athens and other Greek city-states formed an alliance called the Delian League

Golden Age of Pericles

Period after the Pdersian War (460 B.C. to 429 B.C.) when Pericles led Greece

Golden Age of Pericles

Grrek economy thrived

Golden Age of Pericles

Greek government became more democratic

Caues & Effects of Pelopenesian War

Sparta and other Greek city-states formed the Pelopenesian League

Caues & Effects of Pelopenesian War

Athens was pro-democracy while Sparta was pro-oligarchy

Caues & Effects of Pelopenesian War

The Pelopenesian War began in 431 B.C. and lasted 27 years


a joining together for some common purpose

direct democracy

Government in which citizens vote on laws and select officials directly




the act of excluding someone from society by general consent


a group of citizens chosen to hear evidence and make a decision in a court of law

Battle of Marathon

a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians

Persian Wars

A series of wars between Greek city-states and the Persian Empire (5th century B.C.).


Athenian leader noted for advancing democracy in Athens and for ordering the construction of the Parthenon.


Pheidippides was sent to Sparta to request help when the Persians landed at Marathon, Greece


the capital and largest city of Greece


an ancient Greek city famous for military prowess


a battle in 490 BC in which the Athenians and their allies defeated the Persians


a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards


battle won by persians in mountain pass


naval battle where the Greek forces defeated the Persians, shortly after the battle at Thermopylae


King of the Persian Army who was defeated by the Greeks in 480 B.C.


Greek historian. He wrote a history of the Peloponnesian War that contains the funeral oration of Pericles


Leader of Athens during the golden age

Plague in Athens

Plague that killed 30,000 Athenians including Pericles. Caused by overcrowding when Spartans attacked Athens and the Athenians moved inside the wall of their city


a well-educated woman who helped shape Athenian politics as an advisor to Pericles

Direct Democracy

a form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives.

Indirect Democracy

system in which the people are rule by their representatives. Also known as representative democracy or a republic

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