ancient civilazations

Main

Greek civilization begins *

2500 bc

first migrants enter Italy

2000 bc

Etruscans arive in Italy by see *

800 bc

Greek Olympics begin *

776 bc

Founding of Rome *

753 bc

Greek city-states begin*

750 bc

Tyrants divide up the city-states

550 bc

Last Etruscan King

510 bc

Hellenic Period /Classical Period

510 bc - 323 bc

510 bc was a big year for both Greece and Rome .

Ionian cities rebel against " Persia"

500 bc

Battle of Marathon

490 bc

Athenians vs. Persians
Phillipides ran 150 miles in 2days to Sparta for reinforcements
B/C parting Spartans refused and Phillipides died
even then Athens won and also gives present day marathon their name

Xerxes builds pontoon bridge

480 bc

Greeks defeat Persians *

468 bc

Golden Age of Greece begins

460 bc

Pelponision War(s) begin

431 bc - 404 bc

final decline of Etruscans

400 bc

Gauls attack Rome

387 bc

Life of Alexander the Great *

356 bc - 323 bc

Helenistic Period *

323 bc - 31 bc

Pyrrhic wars begin

280 bc

Rome defeats Samnites, Gauls, and Etruscans

268 bc

First Punic War (Romans vs. Carthagians ) *

264 bc - 241 bc

Second Punic War *

218 bc - 210 bc

Hannibal (carthagian general ) defeated

202 bc

Third Punic War *

149 bc - 146 bc

Major Roman expansion in Mediterranean

133 bc - 131 bc

Life of Julius Ceaser

100 bc - 44 bc

first emperor of Rome
1st of long list of power hungry assassinated men

Octavian takes control of Egypt

31 bc

Pax Romania

30 bc - 180 ad

Life of Jesusthe Christ *

0 ad - 33 ad

Diocletion divides the Roman empire in two

284 ad

and creates the Byzantine Empire (East Roman Empire)*