Achilles conquering the Minoans on the island of Crete
Approx. 1200 BCE
War between the Greeks and the people of Troy, and began after Paris, a Trojan prince, abducted Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world, and would not give her back to the Greeks
Dorian Conquest of Mycenaean
Approx. 1100 BCE - Approx. 1000 BCE
The Dorian invasion involved the replacement of older Greek traditions. The Dorian hailed from central Greece and they conquered the Peloponnese peninsula
Sparta Conquest of Messian civilization
743 BCE - 724 BCE
Initiated by the Dorian Invasion
1st Persian War (Darius) Battle of Marathon
492 BCE - 490 BCE
The first Persian invasion of Greece ended with the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE
Second Persian War
480 B.C.E. - 479 B.C.E.
The second Persian war was a response to the defeat of the Persian invasion of Greece in 490 BCE. All of Boeotia and Attica fell to Persia after the Battle of Thermopylae, and the Persians conquered and burnt Athens.
431 BCE - 404 BCE
Athens and Sparta started arguing over power over Greek city-states, and it led to a long expected showdown
379 BCE - 371 BCE
Sparta wanted to control all of Greece but was defeated by the Boeotian army lead by the Thebans
Battle of Chaironia
A battle led by Phillip II of Macedon against a Greek city-state alliance. The Macedonians eventually won the battle.
Alexander the Great v the world
333 BCE - 323 BCE
He conquered Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria, and Mesopotamia, and he extended the boundaries of his own empire as far as Punjab, India. He was five times as rich as the richest man in the world today