Minoans controlled sea trade with their powerful navy
The Minoans basically disappeared out of nowhere on 1450 BC.
They controlled the Greek mainland.
Invaded the Greek land causing them to go into the dark ages of Greece, called the dark ages because they didn't leave behind anything for historians. No writings or anything
The first know Olympic games of all time. The foundation to where we get the Olympic games from.
Spartans took over the Messenians
Messenians revolted against the harsh rule of the Spartans
Draco developed a fair code for all the citizens equality.
Starts his rule
One of the Roman Kings that made the Romans not want to have a king. His rule was not ruled very proudly!
This is when the Roman Republic ends
Ionian Greeks revolted against the Persians because they were being taxed too much for their liking.
Between Athens and Persians, the Athens wanted the help of the Greeks, but they said they would be there when they are done with their event taking place.
This was a navy battle between Greek city states and Persia. A common quote is the enemy of my enemy is my friend, in this case meaning how the enemy Greek states became allies to beat the bigger Persia
Art and other things flourished during this age.
He led Athens and was a politician
Everyone would have to follow these rules.
War starts between Athens and Sparta.
Goes into Greece and defeats them in the Battle of Chaeronea
Alexander's first big victory against the rival Persians, at the Granicus River
Gets his second big win at Issus
Beats Persia another time at Gaugamela.
Starts taking over parts of the Indus Valley, expanding his empire
Three wars fought between Rome and Carthage
Scipio defeats Hannibal at battle of Zama
Made himself dictator for life (never before done before, but you could have done this) then was assassinated by the senators pretty badly, even by one of his closest people he talked too.
Marc Anthony and Cleopatra killed themselves. Marc Anthony thought Cleopatra was dead then he fell on his sword, Cleopatra killed herself with snake poison so she didn't get paraded around and made a joke
This was the Peaceful time of Rome.
Christianity was legalized in the Edict of Milan
The council of Nicaea wrote the Nicene Creed
Constantine moved the capital Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople. (The city of Constantine)
This emperor makes Christianity the official religion of Rome
Western Empire falls due to many problems