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Timeline of Ancient Greece (continued)
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.
Homer begins to write the Iliad and Odyssey. These epic poems become two of the most famous literary works in Greek literature.
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.
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