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Ancient Civilizations

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  • Peloponnesian War: Topic Page

    War fought 431-404 BCE between Athens and Sparta and their respective allies, involving most of the Greek world from Asia Minor to Sicily and from Byzantium (present-day Istanbul, Turkey) to Crete. MORE
  • Trojan War: Topic Page
    In Greek mythology, war between the Greeks and the people of Troy. The strife began after the Trojan prince Paris abducted Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. MORE

Places

  • Roman Empire  
      

    from The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Houghton Mifflin
    The empire centered at the city of Rome, in what is now Italy; the most extensive Western civilization of ancient times.
  • Athens: Topic Page
    Capital city of Greece and of ancient Attica; population (2003 est) 747,300, urban agglomeration 3,247,000. MORE
  • Sparta: Topic Page
    City of ancient Greece, capital of Laconia, on the Eurotas (Evrótas) River in the Peloponnesus. MORE
  • Troy: Topic Page
    Ancient city in Asia Minor (modern Hissarlik in Turkey), just south of the Dardanelles. MORE

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