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The Tragic Hero in Greek Drama

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Ancient Greece Timeline - BBC News

  • 2900 BC 2900-2000 BC: The Bronze Age when Early Aegean cultures start to emerge

  • 2500 BC The great Minoan civilization

  • 1200 BC The Trojan War and the destruction of Troy (Ilium)

  • 1050 BC 1050-750 BC: The Dark Ages of Greece and the fall of the Mycenean culture

  • 850 BC 850 - 700 BC: Development of the first Greek Alphabet

  • 776 BC The First Olympic Games are staged

  • 750 BC 750 -700 BC: Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey

  • 730 BC 730-710 BC - the First Messenian War and the Spartans conquer southwest Peloponnesia

  • 650 BC The Rise of the Greek tyrants

  • 621 BC Draco's code of law is introduced

  • 600 BC Greek Coin currency introduced

  • 500 BC 500-323 BC - The Greek Classical Period

  • 505 BC Cleisthenes introduces democracy in Athens

  • 490 BC Greek / Persian Wars led by Xerxes

  • 468 BC Sophocles writes his first tragedy

  • 461 BC 461-446 BC: The Peloponnesian Wars begins between Sparta and Athens

  • 449 BC 449 -432: Construction of the Parthenon and the Acropolis in Athens

  • 441 BC Euripides writes his first tragedy

  • 443 BC 443 - 429 BC Pericles leads Athens

  • 430 BC Outbreak of Bubonic Plague in Athens

  • 431 BC Second of the Peloponnesian Wars between Sparta and Athens

  • 420 BC 420 - 410: Construction of Temple of Athena Nike

  • 399 BC Socrates is executed for his opposition to the Thirty Tyrants

  • 386 BC Plato founds the Academy

  • 384 BC Aristotle is born

  • 359 BC Philip II becomes the king of the Greeks

  • 356 BC Alexander the Great, son of King Philip II, is born

  • 333 BC Alexander the Great defeats the Persians at Issus and is given Egypt by the Persian Satrap where he builds a capital at Alexandria and founds the great library

  • 323 BC Alexander the Great dies at Babylon

  • 323 BC 323 -31 BC: The Hellenistic Period

  • 224 BC Earthquake destroys the Colossus of Rhodes

  • 200 BC 200 - 196 BC: First Roman victory over Greece

  • 197 BC King Philip V of Greece loses to Roman forces at Kynoskephalai

  • 86 BC The Roman General Sulla captures Athens

  • 33 AD Crucifixion of Jesus and the origin of Christianity

  • 267 AD The Goths sack Athens, Sparta, and Corinth

  • 286 AD The Roman Emperor Diocletian divides the Roman empire in two forming modern Greece (the Byzantine Empire)

  • 641 AD The Slavs overrun Greece