CC 301 - Timeline - 621 Laws of Draco at Athens ca. 594-580...

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Timeline of Greek History All dates are BC. In the event of a disagreement between this page and a text, this page gives the definitive date for purposes of exams. Date Event ca. 2200- 1400 Minoan civilization ca. 1600- 1000 Mycenaean civilization ca. 1250- 1200 Traditional date of the Trojan War ca. 1000-800 "Dark Ages" ca. 800-479 The Archaic Age 776 First Olympic Games ca. 750-700 The spread of the Greek alphabet; "Homer" composes the Iliad and the Odyssey ; Hesiod composes the Theogony and the Works and Days ; first evidence for the Delphic oracle; Greek art developes figural style; Greek communities begin to form city-states and send out colonies; first Greek laws in Crete and Sparta ca. 669-510 The Age of Tyrants ca. 650 First evidence for hoplite warfare and the existence of a hoplite class
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Unformatted text preview: 621 Laws of Draco at Athens ca. 594-580 Laws of Solon at Athens 490 Battle of Marathon (First Persian invasion of Greece, aka the Persian Wars) 480 Battle of Thermopylae; Battle of Salamis (Second Persian invasion of Greece, aka the Persian Wars) 479-323 The Classical Age 461 Establishment of radical democracy at Athens 458 Aeschylus' Oresteia produced at Athens ca. 441 Sophocles' Antigone produced at Athens 431 Euripides' Medea produced at Athens 431-404/3 The Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta 429 Death of Pericles 399 Trial and death of Socrates 371 Battle of Leuctra 338 Battle of Chaeronea 336-323 Reign of Alexander the Great 323-146 The Hellenistic Age...
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