Must Know Empires and City States in the Classical Era

AP World History

East Asia

Warring States Period

500 BCE - 220 BCE

Qin Dynasty

220 BCE - 206 BCE

Han Dynasty

206 BCE - 220 CE

The Mediterranean

Phoenician city states and their colonies

1000 BCE - 200 BCE

Greek city states and their colonies

600 BCE - 330 BCE

Roman Republic

500 BCE - 30 BCE

Alexander's Hellenistic Empires

330 BCE - 30 BCE

Roman Empire

30 BCE - 476 CE

The Roman army conquered Greece

70 CE

Byzantine Empire

476 CE - 1453 CE

Southwest Asia

Persian (Achaemenid) Empire

550 BCE - 330 BCE

Parthian Empire

250 BCE - 220 CE

South Asia

Mauryan Empire

321 BCE - 185 BCE

Gupta Empire

320 CE - 550 CE

Mesoamerica

Teotihuacan city state

100 CE - 700 CE

Mayan city states

250 CE - 900 CE

Andean South America

Moche Empire

100 CE - 800 CE