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Greece timeline

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6000 BC - 1000 BC
  • (6500 BC) Neolithic period: farming began
  • (3000 BC) Bronze Age: walled citadels built
  • (2800 BC) Domed tombs built in Crete
  • (2200 BC) Indo-Europeans invaded, founded Mycenae
  • (1730 BC) Earthquake struck Crete, palace destroyed
  • (1700 - 1600 BC) Minoans arrived at Rhodes, Kasos and Telos; Carians arrived at Kos and Kalymnos
  • (1500 BC) Santorini volcano erupted
  • (1470 BC) Mycanae established as cultural center
  • (1200 BC) Trojan War began
  • (1184 BC) City of Troy fell to Greeks
  • (1130 BC) Use of iron for weapons and tools began
  • (1100 BC) Mycanae destroyed by Dorian invaders
  • (1000 BC) Greeks began colonization Ionian coast
900 BC - 500 BC
  • (950 BC) Greeks founded Miletus in Ionia
  • (800 BC) City-states of Athens, Thebes, Megara, Corinth, Sparta established; Greeks adopted Phoenician alphabet
  • (776 BC) First Olympic Games held at Olympia
  • (757 BC) First Messenian war began
  • (754 BC) Polydorus became King of Sparta
  • (750 BC) Greeks established colonies in Mediterranean and Black Sea area; Homer wrote Iliad
  • (738 BC) Messenian war ended
  • (734 BC) Polydorus sent colonists to Italy
  • (725 BC) Hesiod wrote Theogony
  • (719 BC) Polydorus murdered by Polymarchus
  • (685 BC) Second Messenian war began
  • (670 BC) First Greek coins minted
  • (665 BC) Second Messenian war ended
  • (657 BC) Byzantium founded
  • (650 BC) Terrace of Lions built at Dilos; Macedonian kingdom established
  • (621 BC) Dracon established Athenian Code of Law
  • (595-586 BC) Sacred War for control of Delphi
  • (594 BC) Athenian statesman Solon appointed ruler in Athens; reformed Dracon's law
  • (583 BC) Corinthian tyranny overthrown
  • (561 BC) Pisistratus took control of Athens
  • (546 BC) Persians invaded, conquered Greek territories in Asia Minor
  • (528 BC) Hippias succeeded Pisistratus in Athens
  • (510 BC) Spartans drove Hippias out of Athens; Athens joined Peloponesean League
  • (505 BC) Cleisthenes founded democracy in Athens
400 BC
  • (490 BC) First Persian invasion of Greece occurred (Battle of Marathon); Persians defeated
  • (480 BC) Persians defeated at Battle of Salamis
  • (479 BC) Persian Wars come to an end
  • (460-446 BC) First Peloponnesian War occurred
  • (450 BC) First bank founded in Athens
  • (438 BC) Parthenon inaugurated
  • (431-404 BC) Peloponnesian War between Sparta and Athens occurred
  • (430 BC) Plague in Athens killed tens of thousands
  • (404 BC) Athens lost second Peloponnesian War; Spartans ruled

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300 BC - 30 BC
  • (399 BC) Socrates tried, condemned to death for corrupting youth
  • (395 BC) Corinthian War occurred
  • (371 BC) Athens, Thebes, Chios, Mtilene, Byzantium, Rhodes defeated Sparta
  • (344 BC) Macedonia conquered Thessaly, Illyria and Epirus
  • (338 BC) Phillip II of Macedonia defeated Athens and Thebes
  • (336 BC) Philip II assassinated; succeeded by son Alexander
  • (331 BC) Alexander the Great conquered Persia; destroyed Persepolis; Achaemenid dynasty ended
  • (323 BC) Alexander dead at age 33
  • (307 BC) Athens captured by Antigonos
  • (290 BC) Colossus of Rhodes built
  • (197 BC) Romans gained control over Macedonians
  • (149 BC) Romans annexed Macedonia as a province
  • (89 BC) Mithriades VI led revolt against Rome
  • (86 BC) Romans defeated Mithriades; burned Athens
  • (30 BC) Romans conquered all of Greece
200 AD - 1600s AD
  • (269 AD) Goths raided islands in Aegean Sea
  • (324 AD) Constantine the Great founded Byzantium
  • (393 AD) Theodosius stopped Olympic Games
  • (395 AD) Roman Empire took control of Aegean Islands
  • (515 AD) Eathquake destroyed half the cities in eastern Mediterranean including Rhodes; destroyed statue of Colossus
  • (654 AD) Arabs occupied Rhodes; broke up remains of Colossus and sold bronze for scrap
  • (1204) First sack of Constantinople; Fourth Crusade
  • (1387) Ionian Islands brought under Venetian rule
  • (1453) Constantinople fell to Turks
  • (1566) Ottoman Turks gained control Aegean Islands
  • (1626) Famine in Crete killed one-fifth population
  • (1669) Crete fell to Ottoman Turks


 
 



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