Ancient Greece

By Macadi
  • 300

    Euclid writes the Elements of Geography

    Euclid writes the Elements of Geography
    Euclid was known as one of the best known mathematicians in history. Euclid's most famous piece of work is his 13 books of elements. Euclid wrote more books about a variety of subjects.
  • 332

    Alexander conquers Egypt

     Alexander conquers Egypt
    Alexander advanced to Egypt in 332 BC he became a liberator. Alexander often said Zeus was his true father. When Alexander conquered Egypt he met a woman by the name of Cleopatra. He later fell in love with her. They got married shortly after.
  • 367

    Aristotle enters the Plato Academy

    Aristotle enters the Plato Academy
    Aristotle was an amazing philosopher had an amazing teacher who tought him most of what he had known. His prefesors name was plato who was also a renowed philosopher.
  • 450

    Hippocrates founds medicine

     Hippocrates founds medicine
    Hippocrates is known as the founder of medicine and the greatest philosopher of his time.He based his medical practices on observations he made of the human body. He believed that illness held a physical explanation. He held the theory that the human body must be treated as a whole and not as parts.
  • May 31, 1100

    Destruction of Miletus and resettlement

    Destruction of Miletus and resettlement
    The city rebelled against the Hittie Empire in the 13th century BCE. The empire eventually fell and led to the destroying of the city. In about 1000 BCE the city was resettled by the Ionian Greeks.
  • May 31, 1100

    Dark Age of Greece(1100-700)

    Dark Age of Greece(1100-700)
    The Dark Age of Greece refers to the end of the Mycenaean Palatial civilization in 1200 BCE.
  • May 31, 1150

    Sub-Minoan Period(1150-950)

    Sub-Minoan Period(1150-950)
    In 1150 BC the Dorians destroyed the Mycenaean civilization by 1100 BC they reached Crete. This begins the Hellenic culture. This cultured later transformed into the Classical Greek civilization centered in Athens.
  • May 31, 1180

    Sub-Mycenaean Period(1180-1050)

    Sub-Mycenaean Period(1180-1050)
    The Sub-Mycenaean Period was followed by a cultural depression. Versions of the old Mycenaean and Minoan pottery were produced along with metal craftsmanship.
  • May 31, 1250

    Trojan War

    Trojan War
    The Trojan War is one of the most important events in Greek mythology. The war was between Troy and the Achaeans. The war was caused by Paris of Troy taking Helen from her husband Menelaus the king of Sparta.
  • May 31, 1300

    "Sea Peoples" begin raids in the Eastern Mediterranean

    "Sea Peoples" begin raids in the Eastern Mediterranean
    Sea peoples were seafairing raiders (pirates) and would raid places in the eastern medditeranian. These sea people almost gaind control of some egyption territory during there 8th year of there ramesses iii.
  • May 31, 1370

    Palace of Knossos destruction

    Palace of Knossos destruction
    The destruction of palace Knossos is believed to have accord when there was an earth quake. We still don’t know if that’s really what caused the destruction or not. The earth quake could have also accrued when the eruption of Thera took place.
  • May 31, 1400

    Evidence of expanded Mycenaean trade at Levand

    Evidence of expanded Mycenaean trade at Levand
    The Greeks and the Mycenaean were believed to start trading at Levand in the 1400's. There are 400 sites around Greece to show that the geeks and the Mycenaean would trade during this time period.
  • May 31, 1450

    Linear B writing (1450-1180)

    Linear B writing (1450-1180)
    Linear B writing was found in a palace archive. The earliest writing discovered in these temples dates back to 1450 BCE and is the oldest Linear B writing we have today.
  • May 31, 1550

    Tholos Tomb at Mycenae

    Tholos Tomb at Mycenae
    Tholos tomb also called beehive tomb because of the structure, was used for burial in several cultures in the Mediterranean and west Asia. In some cases this was also used as a house.
  • Grave Circle A at Mycenae

    Grave Circle A at Mycenae
    This grave site was established in the 1600's and spanned to sometime in the 1300's. Not only were people found here but so were gold death mask's, weapons, and gold and silver cups.
  • The Heroic Age

    The Heroic Age
    This age spanned about six generations during 1600 BCE. This era was created because of the Greeks coming to Thessaly. They told stories about heroes that helped the return from troy. These heroes were not divine but were still celebrated. who were 3 heroes from this time period?
  • Eruption of Thera Volcano

    Eruption of Thera Volcano
    The eruption of thera volcano changed greece forever. When the volcano errupted the minoan civilzation dissapered. This is one of the biggest impacts on greece that has taken place.
  • Settlement of Akrotiri

    Settlement of Akrotiri
    Akrotiri was a main settlement that got totally demolished by the thera volcano. This city was very well preserved because of the ash that had covered the city.
  • Thera Grave Circle B at Mycenae

    Thera Grave Circle B at Mycenae
    No one knows why this grave was really created. Scholars are puzzled. Some think the grave was created to different ethnic origins or maybe even some form of honorable burial site.
  • Destruction of Minoan Settlements

    Destruction of Minoan Settlements
    The real destruction of the Minoan settlements is uncertain. Considering people of that time period were at the height of their civilization. The civilization was destroyed and perished forever. Most professors think that this all came crashing down with the eruption of Santorini.
  • Early Middle Cycladic

    Early Middle Cycladic
    During this time period people became more expressive with their painting and pottery. The people of this time period would create pottery and paintings associated with people, animals, and plants.
  • Plato opens a learning academy

    Plato opens a learning academy
    Plato was a philosopher and a pioneer. He was taught by Socrates growing up and became very interested in philosophy. He was the founder of the school of Athens.
  • Socrates is tried and commits suicide

     Socrates is tried and commits suicide
    Socrates was a renowned philospher and leader. His methods of philosophizing was still being portrayed a few hundred years later. He was also a renowned for his contribution to the field of ethics.
  • Philip II Temenid becomes King of Macedonia

    Philip II Temenid becomes King of Macedonia
    Phillip II had excellent military experience from a young age. This allowed him to take power in 359 BC. He conquered many places and many people.
  • Pericles dies

    Pericles dies
    Pericles was a leader in Athens, Greece from 446 BC- 429 BC. Pericles' actions created problems between Athens and Sparta. Pericles died of the plaugue that was spreading throughout Greece in 429BCE.
  • Minoan Prepalatial Culture

    Minoan Prepalatial Culture
    This culture was established during the Bronze age and was just off the coast of greece on the island of Crete. This civilization spanned from 3000 BCE to 1100 BCE.
  • Houses

    Houses were really just becoming structurally sound and were also becoming more elaborate. They were designing houses for comfort rather than just trying to survive. They created their houses for cool in the summer and warmth in the summer.
  • Bronze Age

    Bronze Age
    The bronze age which is the longest age we have had so far lasted about 3000 years. During this time period people made great advances in almost everything. These advances include everything from social to economic and even technology.
  • Fortifications

    Fortifications were just starting to be built at this time. Fortifications were big, havy, and very strong stone walls. These walls were built to keep people of the city safe from outside threats.
  • First Megaron House in the middle of central greece

    First Megaron House in the middle of central greece
    A Megaron house is basically a big rectangular room with a porch at one end. These houses were built for more comfort and often brought families together. Megaron houses offer more space and comfort to large familes.
  • Start of Greece

    Start of Greece
    7000 BCE
    In 7000 BCE people were found to start simple hut construction. they were also found starting to cultivate and create a market using food products. this is when people started to settle in one place rather than moving about with the seasons.
  • Neolithic Period

    Neolithic Period
    Neolithic period was the period dividing the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and the Iron Age. This age spanned about 4000 years in Greece. It started in 7000 BCE and traveled to 3200 BCE.
  • Burials

    7250 BCE
    Earliest evidence of habitation was found in a cave named petralona. It is hard to date but is believed to be 300,000 to 400,000 years old. People in greece were found in 7250 BCE to burry people in that very same cave as the man predated to 300,000 to 400,000 years ago.