Beth's greece timeline

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Minoan civilisation begins

3000 bc

The Greeks fight Troy

1200 bc

The end of the Mycenaean age

1100 bc

Greeks set off by sea to set up colonies

800 bc

The first olympic games are held

776 bc

The IIIiad and Odyssey poems are written by Homer

700 bc

Democracy is founded in Athens, but only male citizens can vote

500 bc

The greeks defeat the Persians at Marathon

490 bc

The greeks and Persians fight a great sea battel at Salamis

480 bc

300 spartans defend a pass against a Persian army

480 bc

The golden or Classical age of greece begins

480 bc

Pericles leads Athens to its goldon age

443 bc

The Peloponnesian war

431 bc