TIMELINE OF ANCIENT GREECE
Domestication of plants and animals allows for
Early Aegean cultures
Minoan civilization develops.
First palaces on Crete.
Volcanic eruption on Thera destroys Mycenae.
Mycenaean customs appear on Crete.
Destruction of Cretan palaces and of Priam's city
at Troy (Ilium).
First Greek migration to west coast of Asia minor.
Few written records of this time period remain.
Also, this era is known as the Dark Ages of
Distinct regional cultures develop in the Aegean.
Mythology evolves, and Greek language gains an
Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey
Greeks search for new land for agriculture.
City-states are formed throughout the Mediterranean
that function as political units or polis, each
ruled by a king and a council.
First Greek colonies in Sicily.
Spartans conquer southwest Peloponnese in the First
Lelantine war in Euboia
Anaximander dies. He is credited with writing the
first philosophical treatise and making the first
map of know world.