1. History’s Story
  2. Wanderers and Settlers: The Ancient Middle East to 400 B.C.
  3. The Chosen People: Hebrews and Jews, 2000 B.C. to A.D. 135
  4. Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks, 1200 B.C. to A.D. 146
  5. Imperium Romanum: The Romans, 753 B.C. to A.D. 300
  6. The Revolutionary Rabbi: Christianity, the Roman Empire, and Islam, 4 B.C. to A.D. 1453
  7. From Old Rome to the New West: The Early Middle Ages, A.D. 500 to 1000
  8. The Medieval Mêlée: The High and Later Middle Ages, 1000 to 1500
  9. Making the Modern World: The Renaissance and Reformation, 1400 to 1648
  10. Liberation of Mind and Body: Early Modern Europe, 1543 to 1815
  11. Mastery of the Machine: The Industrial Revolution, 1764 to 1914
  12. The Westerner’s Burden: Imperialism and Nationalism, 1810 to 1918
  13. Rejections of Democracy: The InterWar Years and World War II, 1917 to 1945
  14. A World Divided: The Early Cold War, 1945 to 1980
  15. Into the Future: The Contemporary Era, 1980 to the Present
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Links for Chapter 4
Trial of the Hellenes: The Ancient Greeks

On the Greeks

For the Greeks in general read from: HellasNet;  Also of value, The Ancient Greek WorldThe Greeks: The Cradle of Civilization.
For sources see The Perseus ProjectAttalus; Internet Ancient History SourcebookInternet Classics ArchiveAthenian Constitutiona few classics at electronic text center.

Ancient Greece the British Museum explains the era and people using pictures and short explanations.

Sparta Reconsidered built from the research by a novelist.

The Ancient City of Athens.

The Democratic Experiment: Brief article on unique aspects of Athenian democracy.


On the Persian Wars

Aeschylus’ “The Persians”: richly illustrated short articles explaining the play and its historical origins and context.

Dr. J's Illustrated Persian Wars : page with some pictures.


On the Peloponnesian Wars

A War Like No Other: a conservative historian notes some changes driven by the war.


On Hellenism

The House of Ptolemy: lots of information on Hellenistic and later Egypt.


On Culture

Ancient Greek Theater: informative page on the basics with links to plays.

The Real Story of the Ancient Olympic Games: from the Penn State museum site.

Family Tree of Greek Mythology.

Last Updated: 3 August 2015