Greek History (up to Alexander III)

3000-336

Main

Beginnings of Minoan Civ.

3000 BC

First Palaces at Knossos and Phaestos

2200 BC

Destructions of Cretan palaces

1400 BC

Troy VIIa Destroyed

1250 BC

Destruction of Bronze age Civ. and end of Mycenae

1250 BC - 1150 BC

Aeolian, Ionian, and Doric colonization of Asia Minor

1050 BC - 950 BC

Dorians in Greece

1000 BC

Fall of Monarchies and rise of Aristocracies

800 BC - 700 BC

First Olympiad

776 BC

Age of colonization

750 BC - 650 BC

Age of Tyrants

650 BC - 550 BC

Start of Peloponnesian League

560 BC

Cleisthenes' reforms and the establishment of Athenian Democracy

508 BC - 501 BC

Foundation of Dellian League

477 BC

Athens reduces Carystus

472 BC

Foundation of the Second Athenian Confederacy

377 BC

Murder of Philip II and accession of Alexander III (The Great)!

336 BC

Important figures

Hesiod

700 BC

Cylon's attempted tyrany over Athens

632 BC

Dracon's legislation at Athens

621 BC

Solon archon at Athens

594 BC - 593 BC

Peisistratus seizes tyranny at Athens

561 BC - 560 BC

Croesus of Lydia

560 BC

Death of Peisistratus

528 BC

Fall of Peisistratid Tyranny

510 BC - 509 BC

Ostracism of Themistocles

472 BC

Ephialtes and Pericles attack Areopagus

463 BC - 461 BC

Ostracism of Cimon

461 BC

Wars, Revolts, and Conquests

First Messenian War

750 BC

Second Messenian War

650 BC

Spartan war with Tegea

560 BC

Cyrus (the Persian) conquers Lydia

546 BC

Ionian revolt

499 BC

Persians capture Miletus

494 BC

Persian conquest of Thrace and Macedonia

492 BC

Battle of Marathon

490 BC

The King’s Peace (Peace of Antalcidas)

487 BC

Battles of Thermopylae, Salamids and Plataea

480 BC

Revolt and Reduction of Naxos

470 BC

First Peloponnesian War

461 BC - 451 BC

Athens and Persia conclude peace (Peace of Callias?)

449 BC - 448 BC

Thirty Years Peace between Athens and Sparta

445 BC - 415 BC

Corcyraean-Athenian alliance

433 BC

Outbreak of Second Peloponnesian War

432 BC

Revolt of Potidaea from Athens

432 BC

Peace of Nicias

421 BC

Athens’ conquest of Melos

416 BC

Revolt of Athens’ allies

412 BC

Oligarchic coup (the Four hundred) at Athens

411 bc

Defeat and surrender of Athens

404 BC

Expedition of Cyrus the Younger (The Ten Thousand); battle of Cynaxa

401 BC

Battle of Leuctra

371 BC

Battle of Mantinea

362 bc

Battle of Chaeronea

338 BC

Misc.

Mycenaean shaft graves

1600 BC - 1400 BC

Treasury of Delian League transferred from Delos to Athens

454 BC

Pericles’ citizen law

451 BC

Megarean decree

432 BC

Athenian expedition to Sicily

415 bc - 413 bc

Empires

Hittite Empire

2000 BC - 1300 BC

Mycenaean power at zenith

1400 BC - 1200 BC

Rule of the Thirty at Athens

404 BC