The history of Greece really begins with the study of Greek people and the locations they rules and who they were throughout history, the territory now is made up of the modern state of Greece. The area of Greek habitation and those who have ruled has changed very much over time. Interestingly enough that each era in Greek history has it own point of interest. The very first Greek people came to Europe in 1500Bc and while it was at its height, Greek civilization was spreading from Greece to Egypt and then over to the Hindu Kush mountain places.
Since that period of time some Greek minorities have stayed behind in the former Greek area such as Turkey, Italy, Libya and Levant. Greek emigrants have taken off into many different societies that are located all across the world. In the world of today, most Greeks live in Greece and Cyprus.
The Roman Empire, in Caracalla’s decree in 212 AD Constitution Antoniniana had held out a citizenship outside of Italy and it was offered to all males in the whole entire Roman population being men. This decree is so important that it has been the idea for integration of economic and judicial functions of the states could be run throughout the whole Mediterrean. As with any type of plan integration was not accepted all together. The reasons being that the places with integration like Rome and Greece were favored by the decree and with people being far away or too poor and even too foreign like Britain, Egypt and Palestine and it turned out to be not fair at all.
The Byzantine Empire was described by a scholar as the “history of the Roman state of the Greek nation that turned Christian.”The empire was divided into the East and the West and after the demise of the Western Roman Empire came new developments that complimented the position of the Greek people in the empire and that let them become unified as one.
The first wave came in at 324 and 610BC, the figures of the Constantine the Great and Justinian dominated the area around this time. Efforts were made to tighten up the border of the Empire and then try to restore the Roman territories, marked the early century. In the middle of the first period the Empire ruled was 610 and 867. This time they were attacked by enemies of old and new. The attacks went well beyond the coast and into the cities.
In the late 8th century the Empire started to come back from the devastation of the invasions and the reconquest began. Greeks from Sicily and Asia Minor cam in as settlers. The Slavs were driven away and the Slavonia’s were taken care of and by the 9th century Greece was back to being Greece.