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Argos Timeline

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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.
  • c. 700 BCE
    Sparta, Argos and Paros hold the first documented musical competitions in Greece.
  • c. 660 BCE
    Pheidon is tyrant in Argos.
  • c. 580 BCE
    The kouroi of Argos, thought to represent Cleobis & Biton, are sculpted.
  • c. 545 BCE
    Sparta takes control of Thyrea from Argos.
  • 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.
  • c. 468 BCE
    Tiryns is destroyed by the Argeians.
  • 451 BCE
    Sparta and Argos sign a peace treaty which endures for the next 30 years.
  • c. 430 BCE - c. 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.
  • c. 400 BCE
    The large theatre is 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 Epirus 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 is definitively destroyed by the Visigoth invasion.

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