Ancient Greece

  • 2500 BCE

    The Great Minoan Civilization

    The Great Minoan Civilization
    The Great Minoan civilization was a civilization during the Aegean Bronze Age that began on the island of Crete and other Aegean islands. It was the start of Ancient Greece.
  • 1200 BCE

    The Trojan War

    The Trojan War
    The Trojan War was a conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece. The war began because Queen Helen of Sparta was abducted (or ran away) by the Trojan prince, Paris.
  • 1101 BCE

    Homer (The Epic Poet) Was Born

    Homer (The Epic Poet) Was Born
    Homer is known to be the best and also first, epic poet of Ancient Greece. He is most famous for his writings, the Iliad and the Odyssey. His writings are a huge part of literature history and are very well known to this day. Homer was born between 12th - 8th centuries BC, thought to be somewhere located on the coast of Asia Minor. Not a lot is known about his life, but his literature works are.
  • Period: 1050 BCE to 146 BCE

    Ancient Greece Timespan

  • 776 BCE

    The First Olympics

    The First Olympics
    The first Olympic games were held in Olympia in honor of Zeus.
  • 757 BCE

    First Messenian War Begins

    First Messenian War Begins
    This war was between Sparta and Messenia that lasted many years.
  • 750 BCE

    Homer Writes His Famous Masterpieces

    Homer Writes His Famous Masterpieces
    Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey (750 - 700 BC)
  • 685 BCE

    Second Messenian War

    Second Messenian War
    This war was also between Messenia and Sparta. It started about 40 years after the First Messenian War with the rebellion of slaves. (685 BC – 668 BC)
  • 621 BCE

    Draco's Code of Law Is Introduced

    Draco's Code of Law Is Introduced
    The Draconian laws were very harsh laws written by Draco, the first known legislator of Athens during Ancient Greece.
  • 600 BCE

    Greek Coin Currency Is Introduced

    Greek Coin Currency Is Introduced
    Greek Coin Currency Is Introduced in 600 BC.
  • 540 BCE

    Leonidas I (Legendary King of Sparta) Was Born

    Leonidas I (Legendary King of Sparta) Was Born
    Leonidas I, born in Sparta, Greece, in 540 BC, was a warrior-king of Sparta during Ancient Greece. He became king around 490 BC until his death, at Thermopylae in 480 BC.
  • 490 BCE

    The Greek/Persian Wars

    The Greek/Persian Wars
    The two well known battles of the Greek/ Persian War are the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) and the Battle of Salamis (480 BC). The Greeks won the war and the Persians retreated.
  • 471 BCE

    Socrates (Enigmatic Philosopher) Was Born

    Socrates (Enigmatic Philosopher) Was Born
    Socrates, born in 471 BC, Classical Athens, was a classical Greek philosopher. He was also one of the most important founders of Western philosophy.

    He later died in 399 BC.
  • 461 BCE

    The Peloponnesian Wars Begin

    The Peloponnesian Wars Begin
    The Peloponnesian Wars begin between Sparta and Athens. (461 - 446 BC)
  • 460 BCE

    Hippocrates (The Physician) Was Born

    Hippocrates (The Physician) Was Born
    Hippocrates was famous Greek Physician who made a great influence in the history of medicine. He was born in Kos, Greece, in 460 BC. He then died in Larissa, Greece, in 370 BC.
  • 432 BCE

    The Parthenon Is Completed

    The Parthenon Is Completed
    The Parthenon, temple of Athena, is completed in Athens on the Acropolis.
  • 431 BCE

    Second Peloponnesian War

    Second Peloponnesian War
    The Second Peloponnesian War is also between Sparta and Athens in 431 BC.
  • 428 BCE

    Plato (Metaphysic Philosopher) Was Born

    Plato (Metaphysic Philosopher) Was Born
    Plato was another famous philosopher of Classical Greece and was also the founder of the Academy in Athens. He was born in Classical Athens, in 428 BC. He later died in 348 BC.
  • 384 BCE

    Aristotle (Philosopher of Reason) Was Born

    Aristotle (Philosopher of Reason) Was Born
    Aristotle was a great Greek philosopher and scientist born in Stagira, Greece, in 384 BC. He later died in Chalcis, in 822 BC.
  • 356 BCE

    Birth of Alexander The Great

    Birth of Alexander The Great
    Born in Pella, Macedonia, in 356 BC
  • 336 BCE

    Reign of Alexander The Great

    Reign of Alexander The Great
    Reign of Alexander the Great, in 336 BC - 323 BC Alexander the Great, also known as Alexander III of Macedon, was the king of the Macedon kingdom and also a member of the Argead dynasty during Ancient Greece.
  • 323 BCE

    Death of Alexander The Great

    Death of Alexander The Great
    Died in Babylon, Iraq, June 323 BC
  • 146 BCE

    Rome Conquers Greece

    Rome Conquers Greece
    Rome makes Greece part of the Roman Empire.