Theme 3: Europe

Chapter 12: Ancient Greece: rise of the polis

Kelly Wrenhaven


This week you will learn about ancient Greek history, society, religion, politics, and warfare. Since there is so much to learn but so little time, we will restrict this week to major themes:

  • Cities, politics, and trade: Athens and Sparta
  • Warfare: Persian and Peloponnesian Wars
  • Greek Religion

In order to prepare for this week, you should read the following secondary sources:


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