Ancient Greek History
Ancient Greek History

Ancient Greek History

Historical educational posts on Ancient Greek history. I'll be covering Greek history stretching from the Greek Bronze Age and the days of Achilles and Troy, to the Hellenistic Age of Alexander and Cleopatra, covering topics ranging from daily city life to all-out warfare. I'll also be looking a lot into Iranian/Persian history, and their infamous conflicts with the Greeks throughout history. All feedback, positive and/or negative, is very welcome. Hope ya learn plenty-a-stuff! :)

THE BATTLE OF POTIDAEA, 432 BC: Catalyst 2 of the Peloponnesian War

6 Jan 2023 10 minute read 3 comments YouveBeenGreeked

After the Affair of Epidamnus and the subsequent battle of Sybota, Corinth would yet again pounce at the opportunity to pounce on Athens and her empire. Rebellions up north would give Corinth the chance to turn allies against one another, and the res...

THE BATTLE OF SYBOTA, 433 BC: Catalyst 1 of the Peloponnesian War

2 Jan 2023 11 minute read 6 comments YouveBeenGreeked

By the mid-5th century BC, Athens had overthrown its tyrannical rulers, invented democracy, beaten back two invasions by the largest empire of the day, and expanded its Delian League to glorious heights and riches. Athens had never had it so good. Ho...

ATHENS UNDER PERICLES, 445 - 433 BC: The Golden Age

16 Oct 2022 13 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

The iconic Acropolis of Athens and the Parthenon as its crowning piece, and the Western ideals of democracy, philosophy and architecture - these things were allowed to reach their zenith in Athens essentially under the rule of one man, who has gone d...

THE 1st PELOPONNESIAN WAR, 460 - 445 BC: The Rise of Pericles

6 Jul 2022 21 minute read 8 comments YouveBeenGreeked

The Persian Wars had left Athens with a new-found sense of near-unchecked power, power that would spread through force throughout the wars of its Delian League. With wars on all fronts against Persians and fellow Greeks, the other great Greek power,...

EGYPT AND CYPRUS, 460 - 450 BC: End of the Persian Wars

8 Jun 2022 6 minute read 6 comments YouveBeenGreeked

The foreign wars of the Delian League would see Athenian military power stretch its talons right across the Aegean Sea, and even deep into Persian-ruled Asia Minor. However, this wouldn’t be far enough for the new Greek empire; a revolt in Egypt, now...

AESCHYLUS, 525 - 456 BC: The Father of Greek Tragedy

21 May 2022 8 minute read 0 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Your kindness to the human race has earned you this.A god who would not bow to the gods’ anger - youTransgressing right, gave privileges to mortal men. These are the words of Aeschylus, the first of Ancient Greece’s great tragedians. He brought wit...

CIMON, 477 - 461 BC: The Wars of the Delian League

25 Apr 2022 16 minute read 5 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Given the growing power statement of Athens, plus the recent ongoings with the ostracism and murder of Pausanias following the Greek Counterattack War, Athens was becoming the dominant Greek power. As the head of the Delian League, Athens would now r...

THE FALL OF THEMISTOCLES, 478 - 459 BC: From Hero to Exile

18 Apr 2022 12 minute read 7 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Themistocles is often credited as being the predominant hero of the Greco-Persian Wars, having commanded troops at Marathon and leading the Greek navy at Cape Artemisium and Salamis. These exploits would earn him great renown and would pave the way f...

THE BATTLE OF HIMERA, 480 BC: The 1st Sicilian War

24 Feb 2022 13 minute read 4 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Check out my previous blog on the Battle of Mycale, 479 BC     The Persian Invasions proved desperate wars for the Greeks at the start of the 5th century BC, bringing the homeland of democracy itself very close to its knees at battles such as Marath...

THE BATTLE OF MYCALE, 479 BC: The Greek Counterattack War, 479 - 478 BC

11 Dec 2021 13 minute read 8 comments YouveBeenGreeked

Check out my previous blog on the Battle of Plataea, 479 BC     With Xerxes in full retreat back to the empire following his defeat at the Battle of Salamis, his general Mardonius was left in Greece, in charge of a vast army. While the Greek army ca...