The ancient Greeks are one of the oldest known human civilizations to mankind. These people have left many archaeological artifacts behind which have led the researchers to discover more about this civilization. Ancient Greeks expanded so much that they ruled the majority parts of Europe and Western Asia, mainly during the rule of Alexander the Great. The modern subjects of science, math, arts, governance and several others have been inspired and influenced by Ancient Greeks. With the help of the following graphs, we can evaluate more about the earliest Greek civilization by the Numbers.
Ancient Greece Population
The Ancient Greeks had a massive population which kept on increasing from time to time. As of the 8th Century BC, the total population of Greek Inhabitants was around 800,000 people which increased to 8 – 10 million inhabitants in the 4th Century BC. This huge increase was noticed because of the rapid expansion of the Greek empire. As of the 4th Century, the estimated population in Athens was around 500,000 people of which 60,000 were natives. In the 5th Century, the Greek-speaking population in Hinterland and Islands rose to somewhere between 800,000 and 30,000,000 people. Exact figures are not known because there were no proper records kept at that time.
The Battle of Thermopylae
The Battle of Thermopylae is considered to be one of the biggest battles in the Ancient Greek Civilization. While the facts and figures are not known to date, there have been several numbers that are unanimously agreed upon. In the battle, Spartan soldiers, ancient Greeks, and the Persian army participated. There were 300 Spartan soldiers, 7000 ancient Greeks, and between 100,000 and 300,000 soldiers in the Persian army. Some sources say that the soldiers in the Persian army were more than 2 million.