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Unformatted text preview: -The Greeks learn how to use iron Classical Greece (480 BCE 338 BCE)-Athens develops most democratic government of all city states-Athens assumes leadership of Delian League-Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta breaks out-Plague strikes Athens-Sparta emerges victorious over Athens-The great Athenian playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes -Athens is home to the great philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle-Athens becomes a prosperous commercial city-The Parthenon is built in Athens The Hellenistic Age (338 BCE 27 BCE)-Philip II of Macedonia defeats the independent Greek states at Chaeronia-Alexander becomes king of Macedonia in 336-Alexander dies 323 -Euclid systemizes geometry-Archimedes advances theoretical plans-Philip the II builds a formidable army using the Phalanx formation-Alexander the Great founds the port of Alexandria in 332 and several other cities in his empire...
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- Fall '08