The Minoans dominate sea trade
2000 BC - 1400 BC
The Mycenaeans dominate the Greek mainland
1700 BC - 1200 BC
The Minoans disappear
The Dorians move into Greece
1150 BC - 750 BC
The first Olympic Games are held
Sparta conquers Messenia
Messenians revolt against harsh rule
Draco develops a legal code for his citizens
Solon gets rid of debt slavery and Establishes four social classes based on wealth
Start of the Roman Republic
Cleisthenes begins to rule and splits Athens into ten groups based on where people lived.
Ionian Greeks revolt against the Persian taxes.
499 BC - 493 BC
Battle of Marathon
Temple of Athena is destroyed
Athen’s Golden Age.
477 BC - 431 BC
Pericles leads Athenes
461 BC - 429 BC
12 Tables are created, first laws in Rome
431 BC - 404 BC
Macedonians invade and defeat Greeks ending Greek independence
Alexander’s first major victory against Persians (Granicus River)
Alexander wins at Issus
Persia is defeated again at Gaugamela.
Alexander Conquers parts of Indus Valley.
Duration of the Punic Wars
264 BC - 146 BC
Scipio defeats Hannibal at the Battle of Zama
Caesar becomes the dictator of Rome.
Battle of Actium, end of Roman Republic, Cleopatra and Antony commit suicide.
Roman Republic falls because it’s weakened by conflict and unrest.
27 BC - 180 AD
Great Fire of Rome, Christians blamed for it.
Christianity is legalized
The Council of Nicaea writes the Nicene Creed (Statement of beliefs of the Christian church)
Constantine moves capital to Byzantium but renamed it Constantinople.
Emperor Theodosius makes Christianity official religion of Rome.
The Western Empire falls.