Ancient History

Main

(G) Greek civilization begins

2500 BC

(R) First immigrants enter Italy from north

2000 BC

(R) Etruscans arrive in Italy by sea

800 BC

(G) Greek Olympics begin

776 BC

(R)Founding of Rome

753 BC

(G)Greek city-states begin

750 BC

(G)Tyrants divide up the city-states

550 BC

(G) Hellenic Period/Classical Period

510 BC - 323 BC

510 BC was a big year for both Greece and Rome. Don't confuse them.

(R)Founding of Roman republic

510 BC

(R)Last Etruscan king

510 BC

(G)Ionian cities rebel against "Persia" (P)

500 BC

(G & P)Battle of Marathon

490 BC

(P)Xerxes builds Pontoon bridge

480 BC

(G & P)Greeks defeat Persians

468 BC

(G)Golden Age of Greece begins

460 BC

(G)Peloponnesian War(s) begin

431 BC - 404 BC

(R)Final decline of Etruscans

400 BC

(R)Gauls attack Rome

387 BC

(G)Life of Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

(G)Hellenistic Period

323 BC - 31 BC

(G)Pyrrhic Wars Begin

280 BC

(R)Romans defeat Samnites, Gauls, and Etruscans

268 BC

(R & C)First Punic War (Romans Vs. Carthaginians)

264 BC - 241 BC

(R & C)Second Punic War

218 BC - 210 BC

(C)Hannibal (Carthaginian general) defeated

202 BC

(R & C)Third Punic War

149 BC - 146 BC

(R)Major Roman expansion in Mediterranean

133 BC - 131 BC

(R)Life of Julius Ceasar

100 BC - 44 BC

(R)Octavian takes control of Egypt

31 BC

(J)Life of Jesus

0 AD - 33 AD

(R)Diocletian divides the Roman Empire in two and creates the Byzantine Empire

284 AD

East Roman Empire