World Cultures Timeline

Events

2000-1400 BC

2000 BC - 1400 BC

Minoans Dominate Sea Trade

1700-1200 BC

1700 BC - 1200 BC

Mycenaean's dominated Greek Mainland

1450 BC

1450 BC

Minoan Civilization ends

1150-750 BC

1150 BC - 750 BC

Dorians invaded Greek Mainland and Greek Dark Ages started

776 BC

776 BC

First Olympic games

725 BC

725 BC

Spartans conquered the Messenians

625 BC

625 BC

Messenians revolted against tough ruling Spartans

621 BC

621 BC

Draco develops legal code based on citizen equality

594 BC

594 BC

Solon starts ruling

509 BC

509 BC

Romans overthrow Tarquin the Proud

500 BC

500 BC

Cleisthenes was ruling

499-493 BC

499 BC - 493 BC

Ionian Greeks revolt against Persians

490 BC

490 BC

Battle of Marathon

480 BC

480 BC

Battle of Salamis

477-431 BC

477 BC - 431 BC

Golden Age of Greece

461-429 BC

461 BC - 429 BC

Pericles lead Athens

451 BC

451 BC

The Twelve Tables was put in place

431-404 BC

431 BC - 404 BC

The Peloponnesian Wars

338 BC

338 BC

Macedonians invade and defeat the Greeks at the battle of Chaeronea

334 BC

334 BC

Alexander was victorious over the Persians at the Grancius River

333 BC

333 BC

Alexander wins again at Issus

331 BC

331 BC

Alexander defeats Persia again at Gaugamela

326 BC

326 BC

Alexander starts conquering Indus valley

264-146 BC

264 BC - 146 BC

Punic Wars

202 BC

202 BC

Scipio defeats Hannibal at the battle of Zama

44 BC

44 BC

Julius Caesar declared himself dictator and then got assasinated

31 BC

31 BC

Cleopatra and Marc Antony commit suicide at the battle of Actium

27 BC

27 BC

Roman Republic Ends

27-180 AD

27 AD - 180 AD

Pax Romana

64 AD

64 AD

Great fire of Rome

313 AD

313 AD

Christianity legalized by the Edict of Milan

325 AD

325 AD

The Council of Nicaea wrote the Nicene Creed

330 AD

330 AD

Constantine moved capitol to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople

380 AD

380 AD

Theodosius makes Christianity official religion of Rome

476 AD

476 AD

Western side of Roman Empire falls