The foods enjoyed in ancient Athens were much like the foods found in other areas of Greece at the time and generally centered around wine, bread and olive oil. Although some meats were included in the diets of the ancie... More » History Ancient History Ancient Rome

The ancient Greek city of Megara had a tyrannical government. Megara began its existence as a protectorate of Corinth, which directly ruled the city as one of its territories. In the 7th century B.C., the city staged a s... More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece consisted of a number of city-states, each with their own laws and customs. No single ruler existed until Phillip II united Macedonia and most of Greece in 360 B.C. More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece
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