Ancient Greek culture flourished in the Mediterranean region reaching a pinnacle during the 4th century BC. The period is often referred to as the 'golden age'. Art, theatre, music, poetry, medicine, philosophy and political experiments such as democracy were the highlights of this time in history.
|Ancient Greece.org||Ancient Greece|
|Ancient Greece - BBC||British Museum - Ancient Greece|
|History Channel - Ancient Greece|
Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He overthrew his father, Cronus, and then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades, in order to decide who would succeed their father on the throne. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods, as well as lord of the sky and rain. His weapon was a thunderbolt which he hurled at those who displeased him. Read more about the Greek gods in the links below.
|Introduction to Greek Mythology||Mythweb|
|Mythology Guide||Greek Myths|
|Who are the Greek Gods?||Greco-Roman Origin Mythology|
|Tales of Greek Mythology||Greek Myths & Greek Mythology|
|Greek Mythology||Winged Sandals - an interactive site|
|Greek Myths - Google Sites||LitCharts - Mythology Themes|
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Sosigenes was an ancient Greek astronomer, mathematician and philosopher (1st century BC) from Alexandria in Egypt.
In 46 BC, after a command by Julius Caesar, he reformed the calendar of 365 days to the new Julian calendar and he added 1 day every four years. To get this correction, year 46 BC lasted 445 days!
|Top 10 Inventions||Ancient Greek Inventions|
|Ancient Origins||Ancient History Etc.|
|Ancient Greece - Science & Technology||HF International (25 contributions from the Ancient Greeks)|
2020 is an Olympic year but the 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan in 2021. Find out how this sporting event began in Ancient Greece.
|Ancient Olympics||Ancient Olympic Games.org|
|The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games||Ancient Origins of the Olympics|
|The Olympic Games (easy to read)||History - Ancient Olympic Games|
|Olympia : Site of the Olympic Games||Origins and History - Olympic Games|