Ancient Greece Timeline

(Archaic period (800-500 BCE) to Hellenistic period (323-31 BCE))

A timeline about Ancient Greece, from the Archaic period to the Hellenistic period, highlighting major events, achievements, and cultural contributions. More Less

Prehistoric Greece

3000 BC

1600 BC

Archaic Period

776 BC

750 BC

Classical Period

499 BC - 479 BC

490 BC

480 BC - 404 BC

431 BC - 404 BC

399 BC

387 BC

Hellenistic Period

336 BC - 323 BC

323 BC - 31 BC

Key Facts

  1. The city-state of Athens emerges as a leading cultural and intellectual center during the Golden Age of Pericles.
  2. The Persian Wars take place, with the Greeks successfully defending their homeland against Persian invasions.
  3. The great philosopher Socrates is born and later put on trial and executed in Athens.
  4. Alexander the Great, king of Macedonia, establishes a vast empire stretching from Greece to Egypt and India.
  5. The ancient Olympic Games are held in Olympia, Greece every four years as a festival of sport and competition.


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