- Classical Greek culture, which flourished during the 5th to 4th centuries BC, had a powerful influence on the Roman Empire and provided the foundation of modern Western culture.
- Ancient Greek democracy, the world's first, lasted for only 185 years.
- Between 40% and 80% of the population of Classical Athens were slaves.
- At its economic height, in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, Ancient Greece was the most advanced economy in the world.
- The Ancient Greeks exercised naked.
- Ancient Greece's boys went to school at the age of 7 if they lived in Athens, or went to the barracks if they lived in Sparta.
- The word "school" comes from the ancient Greek for "free time."
- In ancient Greek, the word "idiot" meant anyone who wasn't a politician.
- Ancient Greeks and Romans often bought slaves with salt.
- There was
- no word for
- in ancient Greece.
- Ancient Romans were a very bath-loving people. They typically frequented public baths once a day.
- Ancient Greeks investigated animal structure and described the difference between arteries and veins around 500 BCE.