History of Ancient Greece


Neolithic Era

Approx. 7000 BC - 3000 BC

Bronze Age

Approx. 3000 BC - Approx. 1050 BC

Dark Ages

Approx. 1050 BC - Approx. 700 BC

Archaic Period

Approx. 700 BC - 480 BC

Classical Period

480 BC - 323 BC

Hellenistic Period

323 BC - 146 BC


Settlements of Sesklo

Approx. 7000 BC - Approx. 3200 BC

Neolithic Anatolians migrate to Greece

Approx. 7000 BC

First Megaron House in Sesklo

Approx. 5700 BC

Settlements of Thessaly

Approx. 4800 BC - Approx. 4500 BC

Cycladic Civilization

Approx. 3200 BC - Approx. 1600 BC

Minoan Civilization

Approx. 2600 BC - Approx. 950 BC

Destruction of Minoan Settlements

Approx. 2000 BC

Eruption of Thera volcano

Approx. 1627 BC

Heroic Legends

Approx. 1600 BC

The Heroic Legends (Heracles, Oedipus, Argo, Voyage) were told around this time

Linear B Writing

Approx. 1450 BC

Mycenaean Civilization

Approx. 1300 BC - Approx. 1000 BC

Trojan War

Approx. 1250 BC

Destruction of Mycenaean Palaces

Approx. 1200 BC

Archaeological evidence points to two possibilities: Invasions from the Dorians or the Sea Peoples

First Olympics

776 BCE

Homer writes The Iliad

763 BC

Greek Alphabet

Approx. 750 BC

Homer writes The Odyssey

650 BCE

Thales of Miletus is born

Approx. 625 BC

Thales of Miletus was born within 625-545 BC

Solon lays foundation for Democracy

594 BC

Pythagoras is born

Approx. 569 BC

Pythagoras was born within 569-475 BC

Cleisthenes establishes Democracy

508 BC

Alexander invades Egypt

331 BC

The city of Alexandria was founded afterwards

Alexander reaches Bactria

329 BC

After Alexander reached Bactria, he married Roxane, the princess of Bactria.

Alexander the Great dies

323 BC

First Rome-Macedonian War

214 BC

Rome beats Philip V of Macedonia

Second Rome-Macedonian War

200 BC

Rome, lead by Flamininus beats Macedon once again at Cynoscephalae

Third Rome-Macedonian War

172 BC

Lucius Aemelius Paulus of Rome defeats Perseus of Macedon at Pydna.

Rome takes over

146 BC