Will Mcrae greek military history timeline.


Trojan war

Approx. 1194 BCE - 1184 BCE

the great war fought between the Greeks and the Trojans. The Greeks sailed to Troy in order to get Helen of Troy, the most beautiful wife of a Greek king.

Sparta conquest of Messian Civilization

Approx. 743 BC - 724 BC

the war continued the rivalry between the Achaeans and the Dorians that had been initiated by the Return of the Heracleidae (Dorian Invasion).

1st Persian War (Darius) Battle of Marathon

Approx. 491 BC - 490 BC

decisive battle fought on the Marathon plain of northeastern Attica in which the Athenians, in a single afternoon!!!!, started the first Persian invasion of Greece.

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

Approx. 480 BC - 479 BC

The Persian king Xerxes was also eager for a decisive battle. ... The Persians made no further attempts to conquer the Greek mainland.

Peloponessian War (2nd) - Athens v Sparta

Approx. 431 BC - 404 BC

ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.

Theban-Spartan War or Boeotian War, 379-371

379 BCE - 371 BCE

a series of military conflicts fought between Sparta and Thebes for hegemony over Greece.

Battle of Chaeronea

Approx. 338 BCE - 338 BCE

a war between the Macedonians led by Philip II of Macedon and an alliance of some of the Greek city-states led by Athens and Thebes.