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 »

The history of commercial banking extends to ancient times when money was stored in and lent by religious temples in Babylon, Egypt, Greece and Rome. Modern-day banks, run by private corporations rather than governments,... More »

People go to war for one of two reasons: to protect their way of life or to better their way of life. There are many examples throughout history that showcase both of these reasons. 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 »

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 »

The natural resources in ancient Greece include coal, marble, bauxite, clay, chromate and ore. Silver and gold were also available in some areas of the Greece. More »