Ancient Greece timeline

Timeline created by Txh4686
  • 1,525 BCE


    Agamemnon was a king of Mycenae, the son, or grandson, of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike Orestes and Chrysothemis. He defeated Troy
  • -850 BCE


    Homer was born, according to Herodotus, in 850 BC. He was a Greek poet Homer is credited with being the first to write down the epic stories of 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey,'
  • -776 BCE

    First Olympic Games

    The Olympic games were held every four years to honor Zeus
  • -620 BCE

    • Draco’s Code of Law

    The Draconian constitution, or 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.
  • -594 BCE


    Democracy is Greek for people rule. Under democracy the people elect on issues. Created in Athens. BC, Solon, premier archon at the time, issued reforms that defined citizenship in a way that gave each free resident of Attica a political function: Athenian citizens had the right to participate in assembly meetings.
  • -522 BCE

    Darius I

    Darius I commonly known as Darius the Great, reigned from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, parts of the Caucasus, parts of the Balkans (Thrace-Macedonia, and Paeonia), most of the Black Sea coastal regions, Central Asia, as far as the Indus Valley in the far east and portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt (Mudrâya), eastern Libya, and coastal Sudan. He caused first Persian war.
  • -495 BCE


    Pericles was a prominent and influential Greek statesman, orator and general of Athens during its golden age, specifically the time between the Persian and the Peloponnesian Wars.
  • -492 BCE

    First Persian war

    The first Persian invasion of Greece, during the Persian Wars, began in 492 BC. When was ordered by Persian king Darius to punish Athens & Eretria.
  • -490 BCE

    Battle of marathon

    The battle of marathon took place at the end of the first Persian war. This resulted in Greek victory and kicked the Persians out. The word a marathon fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger comes from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, who reported the victory.
  • -486 BCE


    Son of Darius the Great, Xerxes took revenge and started the Secong Persian War
  • -480 BCE

    Second Persian War

    The second Persian invasion of Greece (480–479 BC) occurred during the Greco-Persian Wars, as King Xerxes I of Persia sought to conquer all of Greece. The invasion was a direct, delayed, response to the defeat of the first Persian war with Greece at the Battle of Marathon, which ended Darius I's attempts to subjugate Greece. After Darius's death, his son Xerxes spent several years planning for the second invasion, forming a huge army and navy. The Athenians and Spartans led the Greek resistance.
  • -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, during the second Persian invasion of Greece. It took place simultaneously with the naval battle at Artemisium, in August or September 480 BC, at the narrow coastal pass of Thermopylae ("The Hot Gates").
  • -470 BCE


    Socrates was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought.
  • -432 BCE

    Parthenon completed

    The Parthenon itself replaced an older temple of Athena, which historians call the Pre-Parthenon or Older Parthenon, that was destroyed in the Persian invasion of 480 BC. Like most Greek temples, the Parthenon served a practical purpose as the city treasury. For a time, it served as the treasury of the Delian League, which later became the Athenian Empire. In the final decade of the 6th century AD, the Parthenon was converted into a Christian church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
  • -431 BCE

    Peloponnesian war

    The Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) was an ancient Greek war fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Peloponnesian League had victory. Thirty Tyrants installed in Athens. Spartan hegemony. Territorial changes such asDissolution of the Delian League, Spartan hegemony over Athens and its allies and Persia regains control over Ionia.
  • -428 BCE


    Plato is considered the pivotal figure in the history of Ancient Greek and Western philosophy, along with his teacher, Socrates, and his most famous student, Aristotle. Plato was the innovator of the written dialogue and dialectic forms in philosophy. Plato is also considered the founder of Western political philosophy.
  • -400 BCE


    Catapult is a siege weapons to destroy formations and allow an army to invade. Invented by Greek Dionysius the Elder of Syracuse.
  • -387 BCE

    The academy in Athens

    The Academy was founded by Plato in 387 BC in Athens. Aristotle studied there for twenty years (367–347 BC) before founding his own school, the Lyceum. The Academy persisted throughout the Hellenistic period as a skeptical school, until coming to an end after the death of Philo of Larissa in 83 BC. The Platonic Academy was destroyed by the Roman dictator Sulla in 86 BC.
  • -384 BCE


    Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. Taught by Plato, who was taught by Socrates, he was the founder of the Lyceum, the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition. His writings cover many subjects including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, economics, politics, and government
  • -382 BCE

    Philip II

    Philip II of Macedon was the king of the kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Argead dynasty of Macedonian kings, the third son of King Amyntas III of Macedon, and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III.
  • -356 BCE

    Alexander the great

    Alexander succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through western Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India.[1][2] He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders. He was a student
  • -338 BCE

    Rise of tyrants

    Rise of tyrants happened in 338, when an army from the kingdom of Macedonia, a northern neighbor, conquered all of Greece. The Greek culture did not disappear, however. A Macedonian king, Alexander the Great, overran the Persian Empire, capturing lands stretching from Egypt east to India. He founded new cities in those lands. Greek and Macedonian settlers in those cities spread Hellenism—Greek language, customs, and philosophy—through much of Alexander's empire.
  • -338 BCE

    League of Corinth

    The League of Corinth, aka 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 and succeeded by Alexander the Great at 336 BC, to facilitate the use of military forces in the war of Greece against Persia..
  • 338

    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. The battle was the culmination of Philip's final campaigns in 339-338 BC and resulted in a decisive victory for the Macedonians. Macedon established hegemony over the majority of Southern Greece (except Sparta).