Classical Civilization

Main

Greece

Minoan Civilization

2000 bc - 1450 bc

The civilization that Greece grew out of.

Grecian civilization emerges

800 bc

Athenian Democracy Created

510 bc - 400 bc

Draco and Solon

Peak of Grecian Civlization

500 bc - 300 bc

Greek Philosophy

500 bce

Away from superstition towards reason and rationalism

Pericles

495 bc - 429 bc

Gave Athens its Golden Age

Peloponnesian Wars

431 bc - 404 bc

Sparta won (to the surprise of no one but Athens)

Persian Wars

400 BCE

Parthenon

400 bc

Oedipus Rex

400 bce

Greek plays becoming popular

Alexander the Great

356 bc - 323 bc

Spread Greek culutre

Greece conquered by Philip of Macedon

338 bc

Alexander the Great's dad

Elements of Geometry

200 bc

Surpassed by Rome

150 bc

Rome stole everything but their underwear

Rome

Etruscans Rule Rome

750 bce - 509 bce

A rebellion in 509 bce kicked out the Etruscan rulers who had already adopted Greek culture

Roman takeover of Italy

500 bce - 275 bce

Roman Republic

500 bce - 44 bce

Patriarchy

Punic Wars

200 bce

Hannibal and Carthage

Conquered Greek city-states

150 BCE

Imperial Rome

44 bce - 476 ce

Julius Caesar declared emperor

44 bce

End of the Republic

Rule of Augustus

31 bce - 14 ce

Stabilized the empire

Pax Romana

100 - 200

Christianity began to spread

100 ce

tolerated, sometimes

Empire begins to decline

180 ce

With no more lands to conquer the empire starts to falter

Diocletian divided the Empire

284

Edict of Milan

313

Rome conquered by the Vandals

476

The fall of Rome

China

Confucius

551 bc - 479 bc

K'ung Fu-tzu or Confucius

Qin Dynasty

221 bc - 206 bc

Han Dynasty

206 bc - 220

Golden age of China

Wu-ti

140 bc - 87 bc

Han emperor, started civil service exam

Ban Zhao

45 ce - 116 ce

Lessons for Women

Buddhism

100 ce

Adapted to fit China

Han Empire Begins to decline

200 ce

Era of the Three Kingdoms

220 - 618

Han decentralized and China broke up

India

Buddhism Begins

500 bce

Missionary religion

Maryann Dynasty

323 bce - 185 bce

Filled power void and united Norther Empire

Alexander Invades

323 bce

Angkor Wat

110

Hindu temple in Buddhist Cambodia, example of cultural diffusion

Asoka wins battle for succesion

273

Fought many battles but eventually set up Rock and Pillar Edicts

Gupta Dynasty

320 ce - 600 ce

Brought a golden age to India

Persia