Greece THE ERA OF THE POLIS
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Figure 3. Centers of Mycenaean Civilization, ca. 1400 B.C.
Theater at Epidaurus, known for its unusually fine acoustics, built fourth century B.C.
Figure 4. Greece at the Beginning of the Peloponnesian War, 431
Source: Based on information from William R. Shepherd, Historical Atlas, New York, 1962, 17.
As early as 900 B.C., Greece again expanded contacts with civilizations to the east, and Greek civilization became more complex. The rise of empires, most notably the Athenian Empire, brought a more sophisticated economy, trade, colonization, and war.
Data as of December 1994
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