Outline of ancient Greece

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient Greece:

Ancient Greece

Geography of Ancient Greece

Regions of Ancient Greece

Regions of ancient Greece

Government and politics of ancient Greece

Ancient Greek law

Ancient Greek law

  • Ancient Greek lawmakers
    • Draco – first legislator of Athens in Ancient Greece. He replaced the prevailing system of oral law and blood feud by a written code to be enforced only by a court. Draco's written law became known for its harshness, with the adjective "draconian" referring to similarly unforgiving rules or laws.
      • Draconian constitution – first written constitution of Athens. So that no one would be unaware of them, they were posted on wooden tablets (ἄξονες – axones), where they were preserved for almost two centuries, on steles of the shape of three-sided pyramids (κύρβεις – kyrbeis).
    • Solon – Athenian statesman and lawmaker, remembered for the Solonian Constitution.
  • Dreros inscription – the earliest surviving inscribed law from ancient Greece.
  • Heliaia, the supreme court of ancient Athens.

Military history of ancient Greece

Greek hoplite and Persian warrior fighting, depicted on an ancient kylix, 5th century BC

Military history of ancient Greece

Military of ancient Greece

Military powers and alliances

Military conflicts

Achilles tending Patroclus wounded by an arrow (Attic red-figure kylix, c. 500 BC)

General history of ancient Greece

Death mask, known as the Mask of Agamemnon, 16th century BC, probably the most famous artifact of Mycenaean Greece

Ancient Greek history, by period

Ancient Greek history, by region

Bust of Pericles, marble Roman copy after a Greek original from c. 430 BC

Ancient Greek History, by subject

Ancient Greek historiography

Works on ancient Greek history

Culture of ancient Greece

Statues at the "House of Cleopatra" in Delos, Greece. Man and woman wearing the himation
Kylix, the most common drinking vessel in ancient Greece
The Parthenon, shows the common structural features of Ancient Greek architecture: crepidoma, columns, entablature, and pediment
Ancient Greek theatre in Delos
Portrait of Demosthenes, statesman and orator of ancient Athens

Culture of ancient Greece

Architecture of ancient Greece

Architecture of ancient Greece

Art in ancient Greece

Croatian Apoxyomenos (detail), bronze statue from the 2nd or 1st century BC
Two youths feasting in a vineyard. Attic black-figure kylix, ca. 530 BC
Tondo of a red-figure kylix depicting Herakles and Athena, by Phoinix (potter) and Douris (painter),
ca. 480–470 BC
Bust of Homer, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature

Art in ancient Greece

Literature in ancient Greece

Literature in ancient Greece

Philosophy in ancient Greece

The School of Athens, a famous fresco by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael, with Plato and Aristotle as the central figures in the scene

Philosophy in ancient Greece

Ancient Greek schools of philosophy

Platonism: Plato's Academy mosaic from the Villa of T. Siminius Stephanus in Pompeii
Roman copy in marble of a Greek bronze bust of Aristotle by Lysippus, c. 330 BC

Philosophers of ancient Greece

Language in ancient Greece

Early Greek alphabet on pottery

Ancient Greek

Religion in ancient Greece

Zeus, king of the Olympian gods
The Muses Clio, Euterpe, and Thalia, the inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts in Greek mythology (by Eustache Le Sueur, oil on panel, circa 1650s)
A votive plaque known as the Ninnion Tablet depicting elements of the Eleusinian Mysteries, discovered in the sanctuary at Eleusis (mid-4th century BC)

Religion in ancient Greece

Sport in ancient Greece

Boxer at Rest, finest example of bronze Hellenistic sculpture




Training facilities

Economy of ancient Greece

Ancient Greek pottery

Economy of ancient Greece

Health in ancient Greece

Science of ancient Greece

Technology of ancient Greece

Ancient Greek technology

See also


  1. ^ Stanton, G.R. Athenian Politics c800–500BC: A Sourcebook, Routledge, London (1990), p. 76.
  2. ^ Andrews, A. Greek Society (Penguin 1967) 197
  3. ^ E. Harris, A New Solution to the Riddle of the Seisachtheia, in 'The Development of the Polis in Archaic Greece', eds. L. Mitchell and P. Rhodes (Routledge 1997) 103
  4. ^ Aristotle Politics 1273b 35–1274a 21.
  5. ^ Fornara-Samons, Athens from Cleisthenes to Pericles, 24–25
  6. ^ Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, §3.

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