World Cultures Timeline (Period Green) Christopher Hughes

Events

2000-1400BC

2000 BC - 1400 BC

Mycenaean culture evolves on Greek mainland.

1700-1200 BC

1700 BC - 1200 BC

Mycenaeans dominate Greek mainland.

1450 BC

1450 BC

Mycenaeans meet Minions and see value of trade and begin to dominate.

1150-750 BC

1150 BC - 750 BC

Dorians begin to dominate and Greek enters dark ages.

776 BC

776 BC

First Olympic games held.

725 BC

725 BC

Spartans conquer Messenians and make them slaves.

625 BC

625 BC

Messenians revolt against Spartans.

621 BC

621 BC

Athenian law called Draco code forms, equality for all citizens.

594 BC

594 BC

Solon rules, gets rid of debt slavery, and establishes 4 social classes.

509 BC

509 BC

Romans overthrow terrible king, Tarquin the Proud.

500 BC

500 BC

Cleisthenes rules and introduces idea of democracy to Athens.

499-493 BC

499 BC - 493

Ionian greeks on Coast of Anatolia revolt against Persian taxes.

490 BC

490 BC

Battle of Marathon occurs, Athenians rules by Miltiades, Persia loses.

480 BC

480 BC

Persians invade Greeks, build Hellespont.

477-431 BC

477 BC - 431 BC

Athens golden age.

461-429 BC

461 BC - 429 BC

Pericles leads Athens.

451 BC

451 BC

12 tables are set into law.

431-404 BC

431 BC - 404 BC

Peloponnessian war breaks out between Athens and Sparta, spartan won.

338 BC

338 BC

Macedonians invade Greece.

334 BC

334 BC

Alexander invade Persia.

333 BC

333 BC

Alexander cuts gordian knot and becomes king of Asia.

331 BC

331 BC

Persia is defeated at Guagamela.

326 BC

326 BC

Alexander conquers part of Indus Valley.

264-146 BC

264 BC - 146 BC

Punic Wars begin against Rome and Carthage.

202 BC

202 BC

Scipio beats Hannibal at Battle of Zama.

44 BC

44 BC

Caesar names himself dictator for life.

31 BC

31 BC

Battle of Actium happens and ends Roman republic.

27 BC-180 AD

27 BC - 180 AD

Roman peace happens, time of prosperity and peace

27 BC

27 BC

Roman Republic falls because of conflict and unrest.

64 AD

64 AD

Great Fire of Rome, Emperor Nero is blamed.

313 AD

313 AD

Christians are allowed to worship.

325 AD

325 AD

Council of Nicea writes Nicene Creed.

330 AD

330 AD

Constantinople becomes Roman capital.

380 AD

380 AD

Theodosius makes Christianity official religion of the Empire.

476 AD

476 AD

Western Empire falls.