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During this period the city-states continued to flourish during the Archaic period, in spite of internal political and social unrest. By the 6th century BC a majority of the most important and powerful city-states were ruled by tyrants.
Early Archaic Period
Early Archaic Period: During this period, the concept of the polis, the Greek city-state, became well developed. Tyrannical political figures seized control of many of these city-states in the 7th and 6th centuries.
The Archaic Period
The Archaic Period resulted in the rebirth of Hellenism, after the last invasions from the north, dates from the 8th century B.C.
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