Taylor's Greek Military Project


Mycenaean Conquest of Minoan Civilization

Approx. 2600 BCE - Approx. 1450 BCE

The Mycenaeans lived mainly on mainland of Greece and the Minoans built a large civilization on the island of Crete that flourished from around 2600 BC to 1400 BC. - Winner was Mycenaean

Dorian Conquest of Mycenae

Approx. 1300 BCE - Approx. 1230 BCE

After Mycenae was destroyed by a volcano, Dorian, Invaded while they were weak. - Winner was Dorian

Trojan War

Approx. 1250 BCE - Approx. 1240 BCE

Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. Menelaus retaliated and then sent a horse that was filled with soldiers that invaded Troy - Winner was Sparta

1st Persian War (Darius) Battle of Marathon

Approx. 490 BCE - 490 BCE

This battle was foughten by the Athens and the Persians and the Athens fought off the Persians for 10 years - Winner was Athens

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

Approx. 480 BCE - Approx. 479 BCE

This was a war that included the battle of Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea.
This was the war that the movie 300 was in and was lead by King Leonidas of Sparta - Winner was Persians

Peloponessian War (2nd) - Athens v Sparta

Approx. 431 BCE - Approx. 404 BCE

A ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by the Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. - Winner was Sparta

Theban-Spartan War or Boeotian War, 379-371

379 BCE - 371 BCE

This war was a devastation loss to the Sparta, which ended the great power of Sparta - Winner was Theban

Battle of Chaironea Phillip 2 conquest of Greece Macedonia v Greece

Approx. 338 BCE

Macedon establishes hegemony over the majority of Southern Greece (except Sparta) - Winner was Macedonian

Alexander the Great

336 BCE - 323 BCE

Alexander the Great was known for being the most richest person in the world even though he is dead. He gained all this money from invading and conquering many places and becoming the pharaoh of Egypt and some of his battles Thrace, Greece, Asia Minor, Syria, Babylonia, Persia, Bactria, Sogdiana, Punjab, Lebanon. He was mainly successful because he gained a larger army for every place he invaded.