Mr. Carcaud's Social Studies Page

 Figures in Greek History

Alexander "The Great" of Macedon (356-323 BCE)

Plato (c. 428-348 BCE)


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1.  Socrates - A general, turned philosopher. Spoke mostly on how people should treat each other. Killed by the government.

2.  Plato - Student of Socrates; Author of The Republic and many other pieces of early writing on how government should act towards its people.

3.  Aristotle - Student of Plato; Teacher of Alexander "the Great;" Built the Lyceum (a school to teach Greeks rhetoric, philosophy, and science).

Government Officials:

1.  Solon - "The Lawmaker of Athens" (??- 559 BCE); One of the first in history to advocate for a more "democratic" style of government.

2.  Pericles - (495-428 BCE); Another law maker of Athens; Most famous for ordering the construction of the Parthenon.


1.  Sophocles - (496-406 BCE); Acted in most of his plays. Most famous for Oedipus The King: where a soldier murders his father and marries his mother

2.  Aristophanes - (448-380 BCE); One of the world's first writers of the drama form - comedy.


1.  Homer - The most famous writer of antiquity; Legend says that he was blind; Wrote two famous stories: The Iliad and The Odyssey.

2.  Herodotus - Proclaimed the Western world's first "historian;" Wrote geographic histories of Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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