Ancient Greece

  • Jan 1, 700

    BC Archaic Period

    There was a form of government, called an oligarchy, and there were tyrants. Archaic Greece ended in 480 BC.
  • Jan 1, 776

    BC First Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games were held in Olympia every four years.
  • Jan 1, 1100

    BC Dark Ages

    The Dark Ages lasted until about 700 BC. There were no kings and the people were poor.
  • Jan 1, 1250

    BC Trojan War

    Greece, including Sparta, fought with Troy for ten years and won.
  • Jan 1, 1300

    BC Mycenaean Civilization

    Mycenae, one of the most important cities, was the city of king Agamemnon. Ended in 1000 BC.
  • BC Classical Period

    Democracy, Persian Wars, Peloponnesian War. Ended in 323 BC.
  • BC Consrtuction of Parthenon

    449 BC to 432 BC Parthenon was built.
  • BC Minoan Civilization

    The first great civilization at about 3000 BC on the island of Crete. Destroyed around 2000 BC.