Greek Timeline Project


1st Persian War (Darius) Battle of Marathon

Approx. 1490 BCE

It took place during the first persian invasion of greece.It was fought between the citisens of athens helped by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes.It was the first attempt made by persia to conqer greece.

Mycenaean Conquest of Minoan Civilization

Approx. 1450 BCE

The minoan civilization was weakened around 1450 bc. because of volcanic activity, after that the Mycenaeans took over the minoans islands and adopted a good amount of their culture

The Trojan War

Approx. 1200 BCE - 1184 BCE

The Trojan War was a war between the Greeks and the people of troy.It started after Paris,a trojan prince stole Helen Menelauses wife.Menelaus asked for her back but the trojans refused.The Greeks then attacked the trojans starting the war.The Greeks raveged trojans surrounding cities and country sides but the main city held on till the greeks sent in a huge wooden horse full of warriors and tricked the trojans into bringing it in.during the night the warriors crept out and let in the greek army and destroyed the city.

Dorian Conquest of Mycenae

Approx. 1104 BCE

the Dorian Conquest of Mycenae also known as the dorian invasion was when the dorian tribe took over greece and most of the mycenaean civilization rezulting in the end of the mycenaean civilization and starting the dark ages of greece,a period of time when there was no writing or records.

Sparta Conquest of Messian Civilization

743 BCE - 724 BC

the Sparta conquest of Messian Civilization started over the spartans desire for Messian land the spartans won for they had a set up and organized army despite being outnumbered by th Messians and the Messians became seconds to the spartans also known as helots(people who did all the farming)

1st persian war

Approx. 490 BCE

the 1st persian war-When persia invaded greece.During this war a important battle happened the battle of marathon a battle fought between athens and persia.The persians supposedly did ths because they wanted more land

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

Approx. 480 BC - Approx. 479 BC

King Xerxes I of Persia sought to conquer all of Greece it was thought to be a delayed response to the first persian wars defeat.The invasion began in spring 480 BC, when the Persian army crossed the Hellespont and marched through Thrace and Macedon to Thessaly. the persians advance was blocked at the pass of Thermopylae by a small Allied force under King Leonidas I of Sparta.The army help persia back for seven days until they were out flanked by a mountain pass . The Allied fleet had also withstood two days of Persian attacks at the Battle of Artemisium, but when news reached them of the disaster at Thermopylae, they withdrew to Salamis.After Thermopylae Boeotia and Attica fell to the Persian army witch had captured and burned athens.

2nd peloponessian war

Approx. 431 BCE - Approx. 404 BCE

A giant struggle between athens and sparta. Athens started to gain power so sparta attacked them. It was fought between entire Delian leage and the entire Peloponissian Leage. Delian being athens and Peloponissian being sparta. Sparta won the war resulting in athens destruction.

Boeotian War

379 BCE - 371 BCE

Series of battles between Thebes and sparta. It was