Welcome to ancient Greece! Play games. Read myths. Learn how the brave Greek hero Theseus escaped the maze, a trick you might find handy some day. Meet Apollo's Oracle, where things are not always as they seem. Argue with Socrates, the great teacher. Join Hercules on 12 dangerous missions to battle mythical monsters. Compete in the Greek Olympics!
Over 2,500 years ago, these clever people created incredible myths, wonderful plays, very fun fables and beautiful art. They made important discoveries in science, medicine and architecture, all of which we call Gifts from the Greeks, gifts that still affect our culture today. Ancient Greece was an advanced civilization. But it was not a country. And it was not an empire. Ancient Greece was a collection of hundreds of city-states, grouped together at the southern end of a very large peninsula that juts out from modern day Europe into the Mediterranean Sea.
A city-state is an independent city with its own government and own way of doing things. Some city-states like Corinth were ruled by kings. Others like the warrior city-state of Sparta were ruled by a council. Athens, the crown jewel of the Greek city-states, experimented with democracy. The people on the Greek peninsula thought of themselves as Greeks. They spoke the same language. They worshiped the same gods. Most city-states shared the same culture. They loved beauty, drama, cleverness, competition, and most of all - bravery. But the people were very loyal to their city-state.
Come meet the Greeks.
We think you'll like them!
Gifts from the Greeks:
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