Classical Societies- by Amina Khribeche

500bc-500ce

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Spread of Buddhism and Hinduism to southeast Asia

300 bc - 200 bc

The Silk Road

206 bc - 1500 ce

Introduction of Buddhism to Central Asia

200 bc - 100 bc

Travels of Zhang Qian in central Asia

139 bc - 126 bc

Life of Jesus of Nazareth

4 bc - 0030 ce

Spread of Christianity in the Mediterranean basin and southwest Asia

200 ce - 300 ce

Life of Mani

216 ce - 272 ce

Iranian in origin; founder and prophet of Manichaeism

Reign of Diocletian

284 ce - 305 ce

Reign of Constantine

313 ce - 337 ce

Council of Nicaea

325 ce

Council of Christian Bishops in Nicaea by Pope Constantine

Council of Chalcedon

451 ce

Ancient Persia

Persian Wars

500 bc - 479 bc

series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and city-states of the Hellenic world

Invasion & Conquest of Achaemenid Empire by Alexander of Macedon

334 bc - 330 bc

Seleucid Dynasty

323 bc - 83 bc

a Greek-Macedonian Hellenistic state ruled by the Seleucid dynasty

Parthian Dynasty

247 bc - 224 ce

a major Iranian political and cultural power in ancient Persia

Sasanid Dynasty

224 ce - 651 ce

last pre-Islamic Persian Empire

Ancient Rome

Roman Expansion in the Mediterranean Basin

264 bc - 146 bc

Life of marcus Tullius Cicero

106 bc - 43 bc

Civil War in Rome

100 bc - 0 ce

Rule of Julius Caesar As Dictator

46 bc - 44 bc

Rule of Augustus

31 bc - 14 ce

Life of Paul of Tarsus

0 ce - 100 ce

Jewish War

66 ce - 70 ce

the first of three major rebellions by the Jews of Judaea Province (Iudaea), against the Roman Empire

Edict of Milan & the legalization of Christianity in the Roman empire

313 ce

Collapse of the western Roman empire

476 ce

Ancient Greece

Darius's Invasion of Greece

490 bc

during the Persian Wars, began in 492 BCE, and ended with the Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BCE

Battle of Marathon

490 bc

took place between the first Persian invasion of Greece; fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes

Xerxes' Invasion of Greece

480 bc

Battle of Salamis

480 bc

fought between an alliance of Greek city-states and the Persian Empire in the straits between the mainland and Salamis

Battle of Platea

479 bc

final land battle during the second Persian invasion of Greece

Life of Socrates

470 bc - 399 bc

Pericles' Leadership in Athens

443 bc - 429 bc

Peloponnesian War

431 bc - 404 bc

ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta

Life of Plato

430 bc - 347 bc

Life of Aristotle

384 bc - 322 bc

Reign of Philip II of Macedon

359 bc - 336 bc

Reign of Alexander of Macedon

336 bc - 323 bc

Ancient India

Invasion of India by Alexander of Macedon

327 bc

Mauryan Dynasty

321 bc - 297 bc

Reign of Chandragupta Maurya

321 bc - 297 bc

Reign of Ashoka Maurya

268 bc - 232 bc

Bactrian Rule in Northern India

182 bc - 1 ce

Kushan Empire In Northern India & Central Asia

1 ce - 300 ce

Reign of Kushan Emperor Kunishka

78 ce - 103 ce

Gupta Dynasty

320 ce - 550 ce

Unification of China

Death of Confucius

479 bc

Period of the Waring States

403 bc - 221 bc

Shang Yang

390 bc - 338 bc

an important statesman of the State of Qin during the Warring States Period of Chinese history

Mencius

372 bc - 289 bc

a Chinese confucian philosopher

Xunzi

298 bc - 238 bc

a Chinese Confucian philosopher who lived during the Warring States Period and contributed to one of the "Hundred Schools of Thought"

Han Feizi

280 bc - 233 bc

a Chinese philosopher who contributed to the development of the doctrine of Legalism

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 207 bc

Former Han Dynasty

206 bc - 9 bc

Region of Han Wudi

141 bc - 87 bc

Reign of Wang Mang

9 ce - 23 ce

Latter Han Dynasty

25 ce - 220 ce

Introduction of Buddhism to China

100 ce - 200 ce

Yellow Turban rebellion

184 ce

a peasant revolt that broke out in 184ce in China during the Han Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Ling

Collapse of Han dynasty

220 ce