Term 2 Timeline


Indo-European Settling

2000 B.C - 1400 B.C

Indo-Europeans settle on the Greek peninsula.

Mycenaeans Domination

1700 B.C - 1200 B.C

The Mycenaeans dominate mainland Greece.

Minoan civilization ends

1450 B.C

The Minoan civilization ends mysteriously.

First Known Olympics

776 B.C

Sparta Conquered Messenia

725 B.C

Messenians revolt against harsh rule

625 BC

Draco's Code

621 B.C

Draco develops a legal code based on equality of citizens.

Solon Rules Greece

594 BC

Athens appoints Solon to rule.

Romans overthrow Etruscan King

509 BC

Romans overthrow horrible Etruscan king Tarquin the proud.


500 B.C

Clisthenes a statesmen who splits Athens into groups based on where you live.

Ionian Greeks Revolt

499 B.C - 493 B.C

Ionian Greeks living in Anatolia revolt against the Persians.

Persians defeated at Marathon

490 B.C

Persians launch new invasion of Greece

480 B.C

Athens Golden Age

477 B.C - 431 B.C

Pericles leads Athens

461 B.C - 429 B.C

12 tables are made

451 B.C

War Between Athens and Sparta

431 B.C - 404 B.C

War starts between Athens and Sparta.

Battle of Chaeronea

338 B.C

Alexander the Great defeats Darius at Granicus

334 B.C

Battle at Issus

333 BC

Persia is defeated again

331 B.C

Alexander conquers parts of Indus River Valley

326 B.C

Wars between Carthage and Rome

264 B.C - 146 B.C

Hannibal defeated at battle of Zama

202 B.C

Caesar declared himself dictator for life

44 B.C

Battle of Actium

31 B.C

This battle ends the Roman Republic.

Roman Republic ends

27 B.C

Pax Romana

27 B.C - 180 A.D

Roman Peace.

Great Fire of Rome

64 A.D

Christians allowed to worship

313 A.D

Council of Nicaea

325 A.D

Capital moved

330 A.D

Constantine moved the capital to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople.

Christianity becomes Roman religion


Emperor Theodosius makes Christianity official religion of the empire.

Rome ousted by Germanic tribes

476 A.D