Greek wars


Mycenaean Conquest of Minoan Civilization

1450 BCE.

The war started when Mt. Thera blew up and covered the Minoan civilization in ash. The Mycenaean's won, and gained land and resources.

Trojan War

1200 BCE. - 1190 BCE.

The war was between The Greeks and Troy. It was for Economic gain, and Greece won. Some people who fought in the Trojan war were Achilles, Paris, and Hector.

Dorian Conquest of Mycenaean

1100 BCE - 1000 BCE

The Dorian's were barbarians, and since after they conquered Mycenaean, they couldn't write or record events, so they entered the dark ages, were, for a while, we don't know what happened

Sparta conquest of Messinea Civilization

743 BC - 724 BC

Sparta started the war for Economic gain. They conquered Messinea so they could get good farm land. They also took the Messinea people as slaves

1st Persian War (Darius) Battle of Marathon

September 490 BCE - 479 BCE

The war was against Greece and Persia. The Greeks won, and because of that they were able to protect Greece.

2nd Persian War (Xerxes) Battles of Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea (spellings may vary)

480 BC - 479 BC

After King Darius' defeat, King Xerxes followed in his footsteps. In August 480 BCE a small band of Greeks led by Spartan King Leonidas held the pass for three days but were killed to a man. At the same time, the Greek fleet managed to hold off the Persians at the indecisive naval battle at Artemision.

Peloponessian War (2nd) - Athens v Sparta

431 BC - 404 BC

Athens and Sparta, both powerful Greek city-states, had fought as allies in the Greece-Persian Wars between 490 and 479 B.C. In the wake of the Persian retreat, however, Athens grew more powerful and tensions rose, escalating into nearly three decades of war. Sparta emerged victorious, while the constant fighting left Athens bankrupt, exhausted and demoralized. Neither city-state regained the military strength they once had.

Theban-Spartan War or Boeotian War, 379-371

379 BCE - 371 BCE

Theban-Spartan War or Boeotian War (379-371 BC) was a conflict triggered by Sparta's attempts to impose her dominance over the rest of Greece, and that ended with a dramatic Spartan defeat that marked the beginning of the end for Sparta as a great power.

Alexander the Great - conquest of Egypt/Persia - Alexander v. the World

356 BC - 323 BC

Alexander the Great created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. He had many major battles, some being the battles of Issus and Gaugamela in Persia. Alexander the Great's main impact on Western Civilization was that he helped to create Hellenistic culture and definitely was the cause of its spread throughout the Middle East.

Battle of Chairperson (spelled many ways) - Phillip 2 conquest of Greece Macedonians v Greece

338 BCE

The forces of Athens and Thebes were destroyed, and continued resistance was impossible; the war therefore came to an abrupt end. Philip was able to impose a settlement upon Greece, which all states accepted, with the exception of Sparta.