Ancient Greece Time Line

  • 146

    146 B.C. (Rome invades Greece and rules from then on)

  • 336

    Hellenistic Period (336-146 BC)

    period between the conquest of the Persian Empire by Alexander the Great and the establishment of Roman supremacy, in which Greek culture and learning were pre-eminent in the Mediterranean and Asia Minor. It is called Hellenistic (Greek, Hellas, "Greece") to distinguish it from the Hellenic culture of classical Greece
  • 480

    480 B.C. (Xerxes marches on Greece a. Battle of Thermopylaeb. Persians burn the Acropolisc. Athens defeats Persian fleet at naval battle of Salamis)

  • 500

    Classical Period (500-336 BC)

  • Sep 12, 700

    First Olympic Games (Started Early 700 BC)

  • Sep 10, 750

    Archaic Period (750 - 500 BC)

    The Archaic Period in Greece refers to the years between 750 and 480 B.C., more particularly from 620 to 480 B.C. The age is defined through the development of art at this time, specifically through the style of pottery and sculpture, showing the specific characteristics that would later be developed into the more naturalistic style of the Classical period. The Archaic is one of five periods that Ancient Greek history can be divided into; it was preceded by the Dark Ages and followed by the Clas
  • Sep 10, 1100

    The Dark Ages (1100 - 750 BC)

    The Dark Ages (1100 - 750 BC)
    - The period between the fall of the Mycenean civilizations and the readoption of writing in the eigth or seventh century BC. After the Trojan Wars the Mycenaeans went through a period of civil war, the country was weak and a tribe called the Dorians took over. Some speculate that Dorian invaders from the north with iron weapons laid waste the Mycenaean culture. Others look to internal dissent, uprising and rebellion, or perhaps some combination.
    The Greek Dark Ages
  • Sep 12, 1100

    1100 B.C. (End of Mycenaean Age and Civilization)

  • Sep 12, 1100

    1100 - 1000 B.C. (Ionian Immigration to Asia Minor)

  • Sep 12, 1184

    1184 B.C. (City of Troy Falls to the Greeks Under Agamemnon)

  • Sep 12, 1194

    Trojan War (1194 - 1184 BC)

  • Sep 12, 1250

    1250 B.C. (Decline and Eclipse of Mycenaean Civilization)

  • Sep 12, 1400

    1400 B.C. (The rise of Mycenaean Naval Strength)

  • 1700 - 1,500 B.C. (The Height of Minoan Civilization is Reached)

  • Minoan Age(2000 - 1400 BC )

  • 2,000 - 1,700 B.C. (Mycenaeans Enter Mainland Greece)

  • 900 B.C. – (Dorian migration to the Aegean Islands, Asia Minor and the Peloponnesus)

  • Early Bronze Age (2900 - 2000BC)

  • Neolithic Period (6000 - 2900 BC)