Classical GreeceThe Greek polisGreco Persian WarsSecond Persian InvasionClassical Greek Society and CulturePhilosophy: Socrates, Plato and AristotleClassical Greek societyClassical Greek culturePrelude to the Peloponnesian WarThe Peloponnesian War
Survey from Neo Babylonians to PersiansAncient Greeks and PersiansRome becomes dominant
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This period lays the foundation for much of civilization as we know it today. The classical Greeks lay the cultural foundation for Western civilization. The Achaemenid Persians under Cyrus unify much of the Middle East and Egypt. Alexander the Great unifies Greece with Persia. Later, the Roman Empire dominates the Mediterranean and Europe.