Greece was established from the city-state Polis around 750 B.C. Polis was the meeting place for political, social, and economical activities for all of the Greek people. Greece culture consisted heavily of drama, art, and democracy. The birthplace of democracy was in the city-state Athens, which was a direct democracy. A direct Democracy meant that the people get to vote on everything, even the rules to govern their society.
Facts to know about Ancient Greece:
- The two most famous city-states are Athens and Sparta.
- Athens and Sparta joined together to defeat their enemies, but they often fought each other when they weren't facing outside threats.
- Greece modeled decentralized government.
- Alexander the Great was Greece's most famous leader. After his death, ciaos plagued the land.