Timetable of Early Greek HistorySketch of Early Greece and the Aegean
Paleolithic Period (before 70,000 B. C.)
(ca. 6000-3000 B. C.)
Early Bronze Age (3000-2000 B. C.)
Early Cycladic Early Helladic
As Alexander prepares his campaign against Achaemenid
Persian Empire, lets look at some details
Greek propaganda against Persian empire
The Achaemenid Empire created by Cyrus the Great (who ruled 548-529 BC).
Took over Greek colonies in Asia Minor (510
After the Battle of
CHAERONEA (338 BC).
powerful in Greece
From PHILIP II- to
ALEXANDER III (the Great)
Quick Overview of events of mid 4th
-When Philip captured cities of Pydna and Potidea (356)
colonies of Athens, serious fric
Alexandria in Asia
Going further East towards Bactria
and Sogdiana- India
Persian Empire before
Alexander to Bactria and
Alexander ignorant about conditions in eastern Iran
Took approximately 18 months
ALEXANDER III (356-323 BC)
Lets read Plutarch (Greek historian and biographer who
lived in Roman times between 46-120 AD).
Wrote PARALLEL LIVES set of biographies comprising of
one Greek and one Roman.
Life of Alexander and Life of Julius Caesar.
COSMOPOLIS of the
From the death of Alexander in 323-death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC (4th1st c. BC)
New World. We have a new COSMOPOLIS (literally a city state
comprising the world).
Greek is the new common lan
The Diadochoi, namely the Successors of
Alexander the Great, struggling for control of his
Alexander had designated no successor. His wife Roxane
was pregnant at the time of his death.
The Macedonian law of succession was not clear.