Visual Timeline: Corinth

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5000 BCE: Earliest Neolithic finds in the Corinth area.
 
750 BCE: The Bacchiadae take power in Corinth.
 
 
733 BCE: Corinth founds the colony of Syracuse in Sicily.
 
 
733 BCE: Traditional date when Corinth founds a colony on Corcyra.
 
 
700 BCE: Corinthians adopt the trireme from the Phoenicians.
 
 
660 BCE: Corcyra wins a naval battle against their founding city of Corinth.
 
 
657 BCE - 585 BCE: The Kypselidai are tyrants of Corinth.
 
 
627 BCE - 587 BCE: Periander is tyrant at Corinth.
 
 
625 BCE: Black-figure pottery created in Corinth.
 
 
625 BCE - 600 BCE: The orientalizing style of Greek pottery becomes popular in Corinth.
 
 
620 BCE - 600 BCE: Proto-corinthian reaches its zenith in artistic quality producing the best pottery in Greece.
 
 
585 BCE: An oligarchy of 80 takes power at Corinth.
 
 
580 BCE: First athletic games at Isthmia.
 
 
550 BCE: The temple of Apollo is constructed at Corinth.
 
 
525 BCE: Sparta and Corinth unsuccessfully attack Polycrates of Samos.
 
 
505 BCE - 365 BCE: Peloponnesian League alliance between Sparta, Corinth, Elis and Tegea which establishes Spartan hegemony over the Peloponnese.
 
 
433 BCE: A naval battle between the victorious combined forces of Corcyra and Athens against Corinth.
 
429 BCE: Athens successfully campaigns in the Corinthian Gulf regions during the Peloponnesian War.
 
 
395 BCE - 386 BCE: The Corinthian Wars between Sparta and an alliance of Athens, Corinth, Argos, Boeotia and Thebes.
 
 
354 BCE: Xenophon dies at Athens or Corinth.
 
338 BCE: Philip of Macedonia defeats the Greek allied forces of Athens, Thebes and Corinth in the Battle of Chaironeia.
 
 
243 BCE: Corinth joins the Archaean League.
 
225 BCE: Macedonians bring an army across the Isthmus to face another Achaian force trying to take Corinth.
 
 
146 BCE: Rome sacks Corinth and dissolves the Achaean league. Greece is ruled by Rome.
 
 
44 BCE: Julius Caesar founds the Roman colony of Corinth.
 
 
67 CE: Under Nero excavation of the Corinth Canal begins but is abandoned after three months.
 
267 CE: The Goths sack Athens, Corinth, Sparta, and Argos.
 
396 CE: Corinth burned by the Visigoths under Alaric.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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