Democracy and Greece are strongly related, the first form of democracy was first introduced in Ancient Greece. Greece history can be retrieved from 2,500 years ago (500-336 BCE). Ancient Greece was the first country to introduce the democratic system of government. Athena and Sparta did not follow the mainstream system rather they introduced new system of government “democracy”. While at that time, most of countries adopted the kingdom system of government. In this research, the history of Ancient Greece will be discussed while at the same time how this history connects with the rise of “democracy” will be discussed as well.
History of Ancient Greece
- The existence of people of Kykladen was nearly 5,000 years ago (3,000-1,000 BCE)
- People of Kretis or Minois entered Kreta 2,600-1,200 BCE and they ended because of Volcano.
- The arrival of Mykene culture around 1,600-1,200 BCE.
- Geometric time around 1,200-800 BCE.
- Arkhais time (Greece dark time) around 800-500 BCE.
- Time of war with Persia around 500-336 BCE.
- Hellenistic epics around 336-145 BCE.
- Time of the Roman nation around 146 BCE – 330 CE
- Period of Byzantine 330-1453 CE
Athena and Sparta
At ancient time, Greece was a strong and important nation at the Mediterranean Sea for around 2,000 BCE – 200 CE. Their glory time was referred as ancient/classic time in 500-400 BCE. The important date that influenced the development of European civilization was between 800-146 BCE, it was when Greece was part of the Romans. Continue reading