Research Topics

The Hellenic World

Upon what foundations did the Greeks build their civilization? What was the role of women or slaves in Greek society?

When we think of the ancient Greek world, it is usually the Classical or Hellenic Age of the 5th century B. C. E. that we have in mind. Although the century began and ended with brutal warfare, the fact remains that the Greeks created a civilization that has been emulated and glorified for centuries. The Greek experience exerted a powerful influence on the Romans that followed them and as most historians would argue, without the Greek contribution the history of western civilizations would be decidedly different.