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Sophocles

History; Ancient Greece

Important tragic dramatist of Athens who was active from 468 to 406 BC. Sophocles is remembered for the intensity of his tragedies, in which flawed personalities are confronted by appalling choices. ...

Aristophanes

History; Ancient Greece

Lived from about 450 to 385 BC. He wrote comedy plays comedies for the theatre in Athens.

Athens

History; Ancient Greece

The capital city of modern Greece. In ancient times Athens was a powerful city-state with its own government, laws, army and navy.

Delphi

History; Ancient Greece

A city to the west of Athens, with the famous Oracle of Delphi. People went to consult the Oracle for advice from the gods.

democracy

History; Ancient Greece

A system of government in which citizens can vote to decide things. Athens had democracy from 510 BC.

discus

History; Ancient Greece

Flat dish-shaped object thrown by an athlete, a bit like a Frisbee only smaller and heavier.

Macedonia

History; Ancient Greece

State in the north of Greece, birthplace of Alexander the Great.

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