Period 2


emergence of Greek rationalism

600 bce - 300 bce

founding of Roman republic

509 bce

Rome had been founded in 753 bce and that the republic had begun in 509 bce, following the overthrow of Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, the last of Rome's seven kings.

life of Aspasia in athens

470 bce - 400 bce

Peloponnesian War

431 BC - 404 BC

The War fought between the two leading city-states in ancient Greece, Athens and Sparta. Description: The Peloponnesian War (431-404 B.C.) took place between the Athenian empire and Peloponnesian league lead by the Spartans. The Peloponnesian league was a coalition of the Thebes, Corinth and Sparta

Transition from republic to empire in Rome

100 bce

Spartacus slave rebellion in italy

73 ce

Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius

79 AD

destroys pompeii

christianity becomes state religion of Roman empire, Armenia, axum

300 ce

collapse of western Roman empire

400 ce

Slavery replaced by serfdom in romanworld

500 ce


upanishads composed

800 bce - 400 bce

hebrew prophets

700 bce

Amos, Hosea, Micah, isaiah

Life of zarathustra

600 bce - 500 bce

Jewish exile in babylon

586 bce - 539 bce

Achaemenid Dynasty

558 BCE - 330 BCE

Persian Achaemenid Empire

553 bce - 330 bce

The Achaemenid Empire, also called the First Persian Empire, was an empire based in Western Asia, founded by Cyrus the Great.

Life of Buddah, confusius, Loazi

500 bce

Greco-Persian wars

490 bce - 479 bce

The Greco-Persian Wars were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC

reign of alexander the great

336 bce - 323 bce

Alexander III of Macedon, known as Alexander the Great (21 July 356 BCE – 10 or 11 June 323 BCE), was the son of King Philip II of Macedon. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day.

India's Mauryan dynasty empire

321 bce - 185 bce

The Maurya Empire was a geographically extensive Iron Age historical power founded by Chandragupta Maurya which dominated ancient India

China's Qin dynasty empire

221 bce - 206 bce

he Qin dynasty was brief in duration (221-206 BCE) but very important in Chinese history.

qin dynasty

221 bc - 206 bc

China's Han dynasty empire

206 bce - 220 ce

he Han dynasty was the second imperial dynasty of China (206 BC–220 AD), preceded by the ... The Han Empire was divided into areas directly controlled by the central government using an innovation inherited from the Qin

laws of Manu

200 bce - 200 ce

prescribing proper social behavior in india

Imperial academy for training Chinese officials established

124 bce

life of jesus

0 bce

Life of paul

10 ce - 65 ce

life of Ban Zhou in China

45 ce - 116 ce

Yellow Turban Revolt in china

184 CE

The Yellow Turban Rebellion, also translated as the Yellow Scarves Rebellion, was a peasant revolt in China against the Han dynasty. The uprising broke out in the year 184 during the reign of Emperor Ling.

Yellow Turban Rebellion


Collapse of Chinese Han dynasty

220 ce

Loosening of restrictions on elite chinese women as Han dynasty collapsed

221 ce

India's Gupta dynasty empire

320 ce - 550 ce

The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire founded by Sri Gupta.

Empress Wu reigned in China

690 ce - 705 ce

south america

north america

classical maya civilization

250 ce - 900 ce


Nubian conquest of egypt

730 bce

introduction of christianity to axum

300 ce


900 ce - 1250 ce