The city-state of Athens during 480 and 404 BC went through a period of economic growth and cultural flourishing. This era has been commonly referred to as the golden age of Athens or the golden age of Pericles. Many of the most influential people lived during that era such as the playwrights Aeschylus and Sophocles, the historians Herodotus and Thucydides, the physician Hippocrates and the philosopher Socrates. During Pericles rule the most important present remains were constructed in the Acropolis of Athens including the Parthenon, the Propylaia, the Erechtheion and the temple of Athena Nike.
Photo taken at Athens, Greece