WC Timeline- Jackson Zalinsky



2000 BC - 1400 BC

They dominate sea trade, Live on island of Crete, Capitol is Knossos.


1700 BC - 1200 BC

Ruled by warrior kings, Heavy fortifications, Dominate Greek mainland area


1450 BC

Minoans disappear and we never hear anything about them again


1150 BC - 750 BC

take over during Greek dark age, no economy, no written records.


776 BC

First known Olympic games dedicated to the Greek gods

Spartans conquer Messenia

725 BC

Sparta conquers Messenia and Messenians become helots

Messenians revolt

625 BC

They revolt because of harsh rule, but revolt gets buried by Spartan army.

Athens Legal system

621 BC

Draco makes a law code for Athens


594 BC

He is a ruler who gets rid of debt slavery, establishes four social classes based on wealth.


509 BC

Romans overthrow horrible Etruscan king named Tarquin the proud.


500 BC

A statesman who splits Athens into ten groups based on where you live.

Ionian Greeks revolt

499 BC - 493 BC

The Ionian Greeks revolt against Persian taxes in Anatolia.

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

25,000 Persians VS. 11,000 Athenians. Greeks win and a runner named Pheidppides runs 25 miles to Athens to announce victory, but drops dead.

Xerxes becomes king

480 BC

Xerxes son of Darius I launches second invasion on Greece

Athens Golden age

477 BC - 431 BC

A very big time where Athens art and political things are exceeding the Ancient world


461 BC - 429 BC

An Athenian politician who has three main goals: 1. Strengthen Athenian democracy. 2. Hold and stregthen the Athenian "Empire". 3. Glorify Athens.

12 tables created

451 BC

12 tables created, also the first law code of the Roman republic

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

A war between Athens and Sparta that kills 1/3 of the population in Greece. Sparta makes Athens surrender in 404 BC

Battle of Chaeronea

338 BC

Macedonians invade Greece and end the Greeks independence.

Alexander invades Persia

334 BC

Alexander the great crosses the Granicus River and invades Persia. This was the first step in taking Persia.

Battle of Issus

333 BC

Alexander comes into Persia and Darius III doesn't know what to do and flees. Alexanders army is taking lots of land at this time.

Alexander wins Gaugamela

331 BC

Alexander wins battle of Gaugamela and Darius III flees again and Persian ends up killing Darius III there selves which makes Alexander very mad.

Alexander conquers parts of Indus Valley

326 BC

Alexander battles war elephants and still wins, although losing many men.

Punic Wars

264 BC - 146 BC

3 wars between Rome and there rival Carthage. Hannibal was a Carthaginian general during the second Punic war. Carthage won a great battle at Cannae. Scipio was a Roman General who defeated Hannibal at the final battle of Zama.

Scipio defeats Hannibal at Zama

202 BC

Scipio defeats Hannibal in the Final Punic War, which gives Rome the land.

Caesar is assassinated

44 BC

Caesar is assassinated and stabbed over 20 times because people were afraid he was holding too much power.

Battle of Actium

31 BC

This battle ended the Roman Republic, Cleopatra and Marc Antony commit suicide. Egypt is now apart of Roman territory.

Rome's peak

27 BC - 180

This is the point in Rome where they get most powerful. Everything in Rome starts to be very very good. This is very similar to the golden age of Athens.

The start of Rome's peak

27 BC

This is the start of Romes peak


64 AD

In 64 AD the Great fire of Rome took lace and burned most of Rome. This caused Rome to go into financial difficulties.

The end of persecution of Christians


In 313 the persecution and killing of Christians has come to an end in Rome.

Nicene Creed


The Nicene Creed is a statement of beliefs of the Christian church, or a prayer.

Capitol has been moved


The capitol of Rome has been moved to Byzantium.

Christianity is official religion


Emperor Theodosius made Christianity the official Roman religion in 380 AD

West Empire falls


The Western empire has fallen because of three reasons: Internal problems, Outside invasions, and separation of the empire.