Greece Time Line


Minoan civilization reaches its height/greatest success

1600 BCE

Mycenaeans settle & take control of the Aegean Sea

1400 BCE

Trojan War

1250 BCE

Greek polis' take shape

750 BCE

Homer writes the epic poem of the Iliad & the Odyssey

750 BCE

Xerxes, King of Persia, sends troops to conquer Greeks: the Persian War begins

480 BCE

Age of Pericles marks the height of Democracy in Athens

460 BCE

Peloponnesian War breaks out

431 BCE

King Philip II gains the throne as King of Macedonia

338 BCE

Alexander the Great conquers the Persian Empire

332 BCE