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  • Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization: The Athenian Empire

    world history
    ancient greece
    athenian empire
    In the wake of the Persian Wars Athens, as the leading member of the Greek Delian League, thrives and becomes a preeminent city in the Mediterranean.

  • Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization: Themistocles Plan for Persia

    world history
    ancient greece
    persian wars
    Showcases the plan of Themistocles plan to thwart the invasion of Xerxes. Athen is to evacuated to then lure the Persian Navy into a trap near Salamis where the powerful Greek triremes can catch them unprepared.

  • Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization: Heroes and Myths

    world history
    ancient greece
    myths
    Contextualizes the centrality and importance of storytelling, stories, and their heroes to the Ancient Greeks, especially Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey.

  • Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization: Xerxes and Greece

    world history
    ancient greece
    persian wars
    Xerxes, the successor to Darius the Great vows to destroy Athens in his expansion of the Persian Empire and begins a new invasion of Greece.

  • Empires: The Greeks - Crucible of Civilization: Theatre and Tragedy in Ancient Greece

    world history
    ancient greece
    theatre
    Highlights the importance of drama as shared entertainment for ancient Greeks, who built theaters in all of their major cities and were particularly drawn to tragedies.