WC Term 2 Project

Events

2000-1400

2000 BC - 1400 BC

During this time the Minoans were dominate in sea trade, also with this came a very strong Navy.

1700-1200

1700 BC - 1200 BC

Now the Mycenae civilization comes in which are indo-Europeans who settled on greece. They dominated the Greek mainland.

1450

1450 BC

At this time the Minoan civilization came to a mysterious ending. Possibly from a natural disaster or some kind of invasion but we don't know to this day.

1150-750

1150 BC - 750 BC

The Dorians start to come in and those are a group of people who moved into greece.

776

776 BC

First known Olympic games are held.

725

725 BC

At this time Sparta conquers Messenia. Messenians become helots which are slaves who work on farms.

625

625 BC

The helots or the Messenians revolt against the harsh rule but the spartans barely defeat the revolt.

621

621 BC

A man named Draco made laws based on the equality of the citizens called the Draconian law.

594

594 BC

A man named Solon takes over rule. He gets rid of Debt slavery. Then creats social classes based on wealth.

509

509 BC

Romans overthrow a horrible king.

500

500 BC

Cleisthenes is a man who ruled and formed the idea of Democracy. Splits Athens up into 10 groups based on where you live.

499

499 BC - 493 BC

The Ionian greeks revolted against the Persian taxes.

490

490 BC

Battle at Marathon. 25,000 Persians vs. 11,000 Athenians

480

480 BC

Persians launch new invasion of Greece.

477-431

477 BC - 431 BC

The Golden Age.

461-429

461 BC - 429 BC

Pericles a politician starts to lead Athens.

451

451 BC

Romans made laws for the early Republic.

431-404

431 BC - 404 BC

War breaks out between Athens and Sparta.

338

338 BC

Alexander the Great invades Persia.

334

334 BC

Macedonians invade and defeat Greeks.

333

333 BC

Whoever unties this not can become king.

331

331 BC

Persia gets defeated again.

326

326 BC

Alexander the great conquers parts of the Indus river valley.

325

325 BC

The Council of Nicaea creates the Nicene Creed.

264-146

264 BC - 146 BC

There were multiple wars happening during this span such as the First Punic War, Second Punic War, Battle of Cannae, and the third Punic war.

202

202 BC

Scipio defeats Hannibal at Battle of Zama.

44

44 BC

Caesar declared himself dictator for life.

31

31 BC

Battle of Actium which ends the Roman Republic.

27-180

27 BC - 180 AD

Period of peace and prosperity

27

27 BC

The Roman Republic falls because it’s weakened by internal conflict and civil wars.

64

64 AD

Great Fire of Rome

313

313 AD

Law from Emperor Constantine that legalized Christianity.

325

325 AD

Council of Nicaea creates the Nicene Creed.

330

330 AD

Diocletian moves capital to Byzantium but renamed it Constantinople.

380

380 AD

Theodosius makes Christianity official religion of the Empire.

476

476 AD

Western Empire falls.