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Ancient Rome and Greece


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Xerxes was a Persian emperor who was in charge of a large army during the Persian Wars.

Although Athens and Sparta were rivals, they had a similar form of government.

Alexander the Great achieved his important status in a short amount of time. He died when he was 33 years old.
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 The Olympics were held every four years in honor of Zeus.

Aristotle’s teacher was Plato, and his student was Alexander the Great.


In about 1450 BC, Crete was almost destroyed by a tidal wave that was caused by volcano on the island of Thira.

Socrates thought that wisdom and the search for truth were the most important things of all.

The last king of Rome was Tarquin (or Tarquin the Proud).

Aeschylus, a playwright, invented drama. His first play had only two actors in it.
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The highest mountain in ancient Greece was Mount Olympus. It was said to be the home of the gods.


Rome was ruled by a kingship until the 6th century BC, when it became a republic.

Rome was founded on the banks of the Tiber River.

The corvus is a device that was used to connect two ships together. It is credited with helping Rome win the Second Punic War.
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When a person was ostracized, he could not return to his city for 10 years.

One of Solon’s laws stated that every citizen must teach children to read and write.
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As a Greek city-state, Sparta is considered to have been the “most militaristic” with a heavy focus on war.

It is said that Athens was the birthplace of democracy.

People in ancient Rome were classified as slaves, patricians, or plebeians (poor people who did not own land).

Hannibal was a Carthaginian general who vowed to fight Rome for his entire life.

In 86 BC, Athens was seized by Sulla, a Roman general.



The Circus Maximus was the largest building in ancient Rome and was used for nearly 1,000 years.

The aqueducts carried water into large cities.

The Academy was a famous school founded by Plato and Aristotle.

Pythagoras was a famous Greek mathematician who developed a formula for determining measurements of triangles.

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