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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