Visual Timeline: Argos

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1400 BCE - 1300 BCE: Mycenaean fortifications, palaces and tombs constructed at Argos.
 
 
1200 BCE - 1100 BCE: Argos takes over from Mycenae as most important regional power in the Argolid.
 
700 BCE - 600 BCE: King Phiedon leads Argos to its greatest expansion.
 
 
700 BCE: Sparta, Argos and Paros hold the first documented musical competitions in Greece.
 
 
660 BCE: Pheidon is tyrant in Argos.
 
 
580 BCE: The Kouroi of Argos are sculpted and dedicated at Delphi.
 
580 BCE: The kouroi of Argos thought to represent Cleobis & Biton are sculpted.
 
 
494 BCE - 493 BCE: Spartan forces under Cleomenes I attack the city of Argos.
 
 
494 BCE - 493 BCE: Telesilla of Argos defends her city against the Spartan forces with an army of women.
 
 
468 BCE: Tiryns is destroyed by the Argeians.
 
 
430 BCE - 420 BCE: Sanctuary of Aphrodite constructed at Argos.
 
418 BCE: Sparta, led by Agis II, defeats Argos and her allies at the battle of Mantinaea.
 
415 BCE - 330 BCE: Nemean Games relocated to Argos.
 
400 BCE - 200 BCE: Amphitheatre constructed at Argos.
 
 
395 BCE - 386 BCE: The Corinthian Wars between Sparta and an alliance of Athens, Corinth, Argos, Boeotia and Thebes.
 
 
330 BCE: Athletic Games return from Argos to Nemea.
 
272 BCE: Death of Pyrrhus of Epeiros in a street battle in Argos.
 
 
269 BCE: Nemean Games definitively moved to Argos.
 
267 CE: The Goths sack Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and Argos.
 
395 CE: Argos definitively destroyed by Visigoth invasion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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