Ancient Greece Timeline

Minoan Age 2000-1450 BC

2500-1450 B.C. Minoan Age

2500 B.C. - 1450 B.C.

Mycenaean Age 1600-1100 BC

1600-1100 B.C. Mycenaen civilization emerges

1600 B.C. - 1200 B.C.

1000 B.C. Dorians

1000 B.C.

The Dark Ages 1100-750 BC

1100-750 B.C. Trade stops, poverty increases, illiteracy sets in

1100 B.C. - 750 B.C.

800 B.C. 1st Greek city-states emerge from tribal communities

800 B.C.

776 B.C. 1st Olympiad

776 B.C.

Hellenic Archaic Period 750-500 BC

650-500 B.C. Age of Tyrants

650 B.C. - 500 B.C.

594 B.C. Constitutional Democracy in Athens

594 B.C.

527 B.C. Cleisthenes

527 B.C.

525 B.C. Drama

525 B.C.

Hellenic Classical Period 500-336 BC

490 B.C. Battle of Marathon

490 B.C.

480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae and Battle of Salamis

480 B.C.

479 B.C. Battle of Platea

479 B.C.

477 B.C. Delian League

477 B.C.

461-429 B.C. Age of Pericles in Athens. Parthenon is built.

461 B.C. - 429 B.C.

431 B.C. Peloponnesian War

431 B.C.

425 B.C. Aristophanes writes the 1st Greek Comedies

425 B.C.

404 B.C. Peloponnesian War ends

404 B.C.

404 B.C. Socrates is sentenced to death

399 B.C.

338 King Phillip of Macedonia defeats the Greek city-states, rules all of Greece

338 B.C.

Hellenistic Period 336-146 BC

336-323 B.C.Alexander extends Greek culture and influence

336 B.C. - 323 B.C.

336 B.C. Alexander the Great becomes King of Macedonia and Greece

336 B.C.

197 B.C. Rome defeats Macedonia

197 B.C.

146 B.C. Rome defeats Corinth and Greece falls under Roman rule

146 B.C.