Ancient Greece

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  • 1000 BCE

    Agamemnon

    Agamemnon was the king of Mycenae and leader of the Greek army in the Trojan War of Homer's Illiad.
  • 850 BCE

    Homer

    Homer
    The writer of the Odessey and the Illiad
  • 776 BCE

    First Olympic Games

    An event celebrating Zeus, in which cities compete in many competitions to have the best people.
  • 620 BCE

    Draco’s Code of Law

    Draco's code was a written law code created by Draco near the end of the 7th century BC in response to the unjust interpretation and modification of oral law by Athenian aristocrats.
  • 600 BCE

    Rise of the Tyrants

    In 600 BCE greeks were ruled by a group of many tyrants after the public had been excluded from political life.
  • 522 BCE

    Darius I

    Darius I, commonly known as Darius the Great, was the third Persian King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, reigning from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE.
  • 508 BCE

    Democracy

    The ancient Greeks were the first to create a democracy. Athenian democracy was the first to be developed around the fifth century B.C.E. and was a form of direct democracy.
  • 492 BCE

    First Persian War

    The first Persian invasion of Greece, during the Persian Wars, began in 492 BC and ended with the decisive Athenian victory at the Battle of Marathon in 490 BC.
  • 490 BCE

    Battle of Marathon

    The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. Ended the first war with a decisive Persian victory.
  • 486 BCE

    Xerxes

    Xerxes I, commonly known as Xerxes the Great, was the fourth King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, ruling from 486 to 465 BC. He was the son and successor of Darius the Great.
  • 482 BCE

    Second Persian War

    The second Persian invasion of Greece occurred during the Greco-Persian Wars, as King Xerxes I of Persia sought to conquer all of Greece.
  • 480 BCE

    Battle of Thermopylae

    The Battle of Thermopylae was fought between an alliance of Greek city-states, led by King Leonidas I of Sparta, and the Achaemenid Empire of Xerxes I over the course of three days. Where about 300 Spartans fought and held back the Persian army of 100s of thousands.
  • 470 BCE

    Socrates

    Socrates
    Socrates was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy.
  • 432 BCE

    Parthenon completed

    Athens crowning achievement, a temple to the gods was completed.)
  • 431 BCE

    Peloponnesian Wars

    Peloponnesian Wars
    The Peloponnesian War was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.
  • 429 BCE

    Pericles

    Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman and general of Athens during its golden age, specifically the time between the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars
  • 428 BCE

    Plato

    Plato was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, and founder of the Academy
  • 400 BCE

    Catapult

    A catapult is a ballistic device used to launch a projectile a great distance.
  • 386 BCE

    The Academy in Athens

    The Academy was founded by Plato in c. 387 BC in Athens. The Academy continued throughout the Hellenistic period as a skeptical school, until coming to an end after the death of Philo of Larissa in 83 BC.
  • 385 BCE

    Aristotle

    Aristotle was a Greek philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. Taught by Plato.
  • 359 BCE

    Phillip II

    Philip II of Macedon was the king of the kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. HE was also the father of Alexander the great.
  • 356 BCE

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty, and a son of Phillip II.
  • 338 BCE

    Battle of Chaeronea

    The Battle of Chaeronea was fought in 338 BC, near the city of Chaeronea in Boeotia, between the Macedonians led by Philip II of Macedon and an alliance of some of the Greek city-states led by Athens and Thebes.
  • 337 BCE

    League of Corinth

    The League of Corinth, also referred to as the Hellenic League, was a confederation of Greek states created by Philip II during the winter of 338 BC/337 BC after the Battle of Chaeronea to fight in the war of Greece against Persia.