Important Greek History Events

  • 2100 BCE

    The first Greek speaking people arrive in the area now known as Greece 

  • 776 BCE

    First Olympic Games is held 

  • 700 BCE

    The city state of Athens is formed 

  • 507 BCE

    Athens becomes a Democracy 

  • 490 BCE

    Persia attacks Greece, but is defeated at the Battle of Marathon 

  • 447 BCE

    The Parthenon is built  (447-438 BC)

  • 431 BCE

    Athens at war with Sparta. Sparta defeats Athens  (431-404 BC)

  • 334 BCE

    Alexander the Great (A Macedonian) rules Greece, and defeats Persia, Syria, Egypt, and Afghanistan, but dies at the age of 32  (334-323 BC)

  • 323 BCE

    Alexander the Greats Empire is divided into separate kingdoms, ending the Great Age of Greece