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 are sculpted and dedicated at Delphi.
  • c. 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.
  • 451 BCE - 450 BCE
    Peace between Argos and Sparta. Athens and Sparta conclude five-year truce.
  • 451 BCE
    Thirty years peace between Argos and Sparta.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 definitively destroyed by Visigoth invasion.

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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.
 
451 BCE - 450 BCE: Peace between Argos and Sparta. Athens and Sparta conclude five-year truce.
 
451 BCE: Thirty years peace between Argos and Sparta.
 
 
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 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 definitively destroyed by Visigoth invasion.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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