TIMELINE OF ANCIENT GREECE
BC CLASSICAL PERIOD
Interest in literature, artwork, architecture,
philosophy, and politics surges during this time
is the hub of activity throughout the
490 BC First
Athenians defeat Persians at Marathon.
480 BC Second
Persian forces led by Xerxes
destroy Athens. Greek forces won a major sea battle
writes his first tragic victory.
First of the Peloponnesian
begins between Sparta
writes his first tragic play.
Second of the Peloponnesian
is tried and executed for his opposition to the
student of Socrates, founds the Academy.
student of Plato, is born.
becomes the king of Macedon.
Social War between Macedon and Athens.
son of Philip II, is born. The temple of
is destroyed in the Sacred War.
King Philip II defeats Athenians and
King Philip II is assassinated, and Alexander the
Great takes throne.
Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeats
in 333 BC and is given Egypt by the Persian Satrap.
He builds a capital at Alexandria.
Alexander the Great dies at Babylon.
B.C. - A.D. 286