Ancient Greece timeline

  • Battle of Cnidus

    The Battle of Cnidus (394 BC), was a joint Athenian and Persian operation against the Spartan naval fleet in the Corinthian War. A combined... Read more

  • Peace of Antalcidas

    The Peace of Antalcidas (387 BC), also known as the King's Peace, was a peace treaty guaranteed by the Great King Artaxerxes II that ended the... Read more

  • Aristophanes Dies

    Extant Plays: The Acharnians 425 BC The Knights 424 BC The Clouds 423 BC The Wasps 422 BC Peace 421 BC The Birds 414 BC Lysistrata... Read more

  • Aristotle is Born

    Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His... Read more

  • Gorgias Dies

    Gorgias (Greek: Γοργίας, ca. 485-c.380 BCE) "the Nihilist", Greek sophist, pre-socratic philosopher and rhetorician, was a native of Leontini in... Read more

  • Democritus Dies

    Democritus, probably the greatest of the Greek physical philosophers, was a native of Abdera in Thrace, or as some say -- probably wrongly -- of... Read more

  • Mausoleum of Halicarnassus Built

    The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus or Tomb of Mausolus was a tomb built between 353 and 350 BC at Halicarnassus (present Bodrum, Turkey) for Mausolus,... Read more

  • Plato Dies

    Plato may have traveled in Italy, Sicily, Egypt and Cyrene. Said to have returned to Athens at the age of forty, Plato founded one of the earliest... Read more

  • The Death of Alexander the Great: Succession Crisis

    In 323 BC, Alexander died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon at the age of 32. Given the propensity of the Macedonian aristocracy to... Read more

  • Hellenistic Greece

    In the context of Ancient Greek art, architecture, and culture, Hellenistic Greece corresponds to the period between the death of Alexander the... Read more

  • Aristotle Dies

    Twenty-three hundred years after his death, Aristotle remains one of the most influential people who ever lived. He was the founder of formal... Read more

  • Seleucus Returns to Babylon

    Background In about 320 BC, Seleucus had become the Governor of Babylon, however by 315 BC he was forced to flee the city when Antigonus... Read more

  • Colossus of Rhodes Built

    But even lying on the ground, it is a marvel. Read more

  • The Battle of Corupedium

    Background King Lysimachus had ruled Thrace for decades and parts of Western Turkey ever since the Battle of Ipsus. King Seleucus ruled the... Read more

  • Roman Greece

    Roman Greece is the period of Greek history (of Greece proper; as opposed to the other centers of Hellenism in the Roman world) following the Roman... Read more

  • The Antikythera Mechanism is Discovered by Valerios Stais

    The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical calculator (also described as the first known mechanical computer) designed to calculate... Read more