Classical Greece commonly refers the period of Ancient Greece that follows the Archaic period and lasted from the 5th through the 4th centuries BC. It was succeeded by the Hellenistic period, that started after Alexander the Great's death in 323 BC.
Notable events of the era include:
- The Greco-Persian Wars
- The rise of Athens and the Delian League
- The Peloponnesian War
- The Plague of Athens
- The Spartan hegemony
- The rise of Macedon
Classical Greece shouldn't be confused with the classical era, a broader term used for the period of cultural history of the Greco-Roman world that lasted from the 8th century BC to the decline of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD.
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