History of Ancient Athens

If the history of Athens is here, then what the heck is the rest of the site about?

Well, Athenian history is broad, long, and varied, and we definitely dig into specifics on other areas. This section is for general overviews and timelines to help give you a big picture perspective and an overall context for the details.

There is very little recorded history about this age, which lasted from around 1600 BC to 1100 BC. Athens plays only a tangential role.
Because ancient Athens was the center of Greek culture and Alexander the most famous of the ancient Greeks, many people mistakenly assume Alexander was Athenian himself. His relationship to Athens was actually much more complicated than that.
An overview of he major stages and progression of Athenian history during the Classical Age.