How Greece Was Ruled

How Greece Was Ruled

There was not one country called “Ancient Greece.” But instead, there were lots of small ‘City-states’. Each city-state there own Government. Sometimes fought against one another, but sometimes they came together against a bigger enemy, the Persian Empire. Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia were four of these city-states. Only a very powerful ruler could rule all Greece. And one man did in the 300s BC. His name was Alexander the great from Macedonia. Alexander led his army to conquer but not just Greece but a hole empire that reached as far as Afghanistan and India.

    FUN FACTS

    · Only rich people in Greece went to war in armour and riding horses.

    · In Greece, there were two classes of people: free people and slaves.

    · A Greek hero called Theseus killed the Minotaur. He made sure he could find the way out of it’s underground lair by unwinding a ball of thread as he went.