The first Olympic Games takes place. The games would take place every 4 years in honour of the Greek god Zeus.
First Messenian War begins. This is a war between Sparta and Messenia that will last many years.
- A lawyer named Draco introduces strict new laws in Athens that are punishable by death. These are called Draconian laws.
Pythagoras is born. He will make major advances in science, math, and philosophy. We still use the Pythagorean Theorem today to help with geometry
- Democracy is introduced in Athens by Cleisthenes. He establishes a constitution and is often called the "Father of Athenian Democracy". This is one of the great accomplishments of the Greek culture.
The temple to Athena, the Parthenon, is completed in Athens on the Acropolis. Today this is the most famous surviving building of Ancient Greece.
Alexander the Great becomes king when his father, Philip of Macedon is assassinated
The Hellenistic period begins when Alexander the Great dies. The Ancient Greek civilization begins its decline and the Ancient Romans start to gain power.
Euclid, a Greek mathematician, writes Elements. This famous writing will have an impact on mathematics for years to come.
Rome conquers Greece