Visual Timeline: Magna Graecia
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740 BCE - 433 BCE: Greek poleis or city-states establish colonies in Magna Graecia.
740 BCE: Chalcis founds the colony of Cumae in Magna Graecia.
720 BCE: Sybaris in Magna Graecia founded by Archaean settlers.
710 BCE: Croton in Magna Graecia founded by Archaean settlers.
706 BCE: Sparta founds the colony of Tarentum in Magna Graecia.
580 BCE: Agrigento in Sicily is founded by colonists from Gela, Crete and Rhodes.
540 BCE: Phocaea founds Elea in Magna Graecia.
489 BCE - 473 BCE: The tyrant Theron rules Agrigento.
480 BCE: Agrigento defeats Carthage at the battle of Himera.
480 BCE: The huge temple of Zeus is built at Agrigento.
450 BCE - 430 BCE: The Temple of Concordia is built at Agrigento.
443 BCE: Thurii in Magna Graecia founded by Athenian settlers.
433 BCE: Tarentum founds Heraclea in Magna Graecia.
406 BCE: Agrigento is attacked and destroyed by Carthage.
262 BCE: Rome attacks Agrigento.
210 BCE: Rome attacks Agrigento.
89 BCE: All poleis or city-states in Magna Graecia come under Roman control.