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 »

Ancient Greece was largely patriarchal, so men were always in power both at home and in politics, while women were relegated to lives spent mostly inside their homes raising children and weaving. These practices were les... More »

The mountainous physical geography of Greece helped create several city-states which led to the formation of Athenian democracy, as opposed to a monarchy that ruled over the entire country. Isolated valleys, numerous isl... More »

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 »

Overall, the ancient Greeks had a polytheistic culture that emphasized the importance of sacrifices and rituals to appease the many gods and goddesses who were known to interfere in human affairs. Emphasis was on earthly... More »

Men in ancient Greece wore a knee-length tunic called a chiton and a cloak called a himation. Different types of tunics and cloaks were worn for specialized uses such as exercise and horseback riding. Ancient Greeks gene... More »

The culture of ancient Greece produced many accomplishments, such as art that remains among the world's finest, the first valid approaches to science, the first works of literature that remain in the canon of classics an... More »