Houghton Mifflin: World History: Ancient Civilizations
Research Links

Chapter 12: Classical Greece

The Internet offers a range of social studies resources, including Web sites of museums, government agencies, educational institutions, and the news media. Listed below are links to some outstanding ancient history Web sites. Use them to learn more about the themes, ideas, and events in the lessons and the Connect to Today feature in this chapter.

Lesson 1: The Golden Age of Greece

The Greeks: Crucible of Civilization
A comprehensive site on ancient Greek civilization that includes detailed biographies of major figures, such as Pericles, and articles on daily life, culture, and warfare. From the Public Broadcasting System's series on the ancient Greeks.
The Delian League
This Washington State University “World Civilizations” site has a good description of how Athens took control of the Delian League.

Lesson 2: Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War
An easy-to-navigate site from Boise State University that covers all phases of the Peloponnesian War.
The Peloponnesian War
The chronology of the Peloponnesian War, with links to articles on important topics.

Lesson 3: Alexander the Great

Hellenistic Greece: Philip of Macedon
Washington State University site has a biography of Philip of Macedon and a link to a biography of his son and successor, Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great
A detailed account of the life and conquests of Alexander the Great.

Lesson 4: The Legacy of Greece

Greek Philosophy: Socrates
Washington State University site discusses the life and philosophy of Socrates and the history of Greece during the period.

Connect to Today: Greek Influences Today

The Ancient Olympics
An engaging interactive site on the Olympics. Includes information about ancient and modern Olympic sports and the Olympic spirit, stories of ancient athletes, and a virtual tour of Olympia.
The Trial of Socrates
The trial of Socrates is described in detail on a University of Missouri at Kansas City site. Information on the workings of the jury in ancient Greece is included.
Greek Architecture
A Boston College site describes characteristics of Greek architecture and shows examples from ancient Greece and the United States.

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