5th bce century greece
The 5th century BCE was a period of great development in Ancient Greece, and specifically Athens. The development of so many cultural achievements within Athens and the Athenian Empire has led historians to deem this period a "Golden Age." It is true that this period had many achievements, but in light of the Athenians treatment of women, metics, and slaves it is a question whether or not the period can truly
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but the democracy of Athens can be considered the father of today's democracy. Also Athenian scholars gave the world a sense of thinking that is taught in schools even today. Even though Athens has been dead for over two thousand years its contributions are still benefiting the world today.
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2) Roberts, J.M. A History of Europe. New York: Allen Lane,1996 (p. 27-30)
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