A Concise Chronology of Greek History (1100-146 B.C.)
The Bronze Age: 3000 B.C. - 1100 B.C.
2000 - 1700 B.C. Mycenean enter mainland Greece.
1700 - 1500 B.C. The height of Minoan Civilization is reached.
1400 B.C. The rise of Mycenean naval strength.
1200 B.C. The Trojan War, civil war, and the fall of the Mycenean.
1150 B.C. Dorian Immigration into Greece mainland.
1150 - 1100 B.C. Aeolian Immigrations begin to Asia Minor.
The Dark Age: 1100 - 800 B.C.
1100 B.C. End of Mycenean age and civilization. Early city states are ruled through monarchy.
1100 - 1000 B.C. Ionian Immigration to Asia Minor.
900 B.C. Dorian migration to the Aegean islands, Asia Minor (area around Rhodes), and through the Peloponnesus.
Archaic Period - 800 B.C. - 500 B.C.
800 - 700 B.C. Monarchies begin to be replaced by Aristocratic Republics.
776 B.C. Date of the first Olympic games.
621 B.C. Draco's code of law - Athens.
600 B.C. Coin currency introduced.
566 B.C. Panathenaic festivals established.
546 B.C. Persian invasion and conquest of Greek territories through out Asia Minor.
507 B.C. Cleisthenes' democratic constitution at Athens.
Classical Period: 500 - 400 B.C.
490 B.C. First Persian invasion of Greece, the Battle of Marathon.
480 B.C. Second Persian invasion of Greece, Spartans are defeated at Thermopylae, Athens is occupied by the Persians. The Persians are finally defeated at Salamis.
479/8 B.C. The founding of the Delian League.
479 B.C. Persians are defeated at Plataea.
448 B.C. Peace with the Persians.
443 - 429 B.C. Pericles is leader of Athens during the Golden Age.
431 - 404 B.C. The Peloponnesian War
430 B.C. Plague in Athens
411 B.C. Revolts in Athens
404 B.C. Athens Surrenders to Sparta.
Late Classical Period: 400 - 330 B.C.
395 - 340 B.C.Warfare between rival Greek leagues.
371 B.C. Thebes defeats Sparta at Leuctra.
338 B.C. Philip of Macedonia leads the Greek City States.
336 - 323 B.C. Alexander the Great's reign begins.
Hellenistic Age: 330 - 30 B.C.
323 - 148 B.C. Greek City States remain relatively independent. Frequent warfare continues between rival leagues.
200 - 196 B.C. First Roman victories over Greece.
146 B.C. Romans defeat the Achaean League, destroy Corinth.
(adapted from Ancient Greek Civilizations.)