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6000 BCE - 2900 BCE: Neolithic Age settlements in Greece, beginning of agriculture. .
 
 
3200 BCE - 1100 BCE: The Cycladic Civilization in Greece.
 
 
2200 BCE - 1500 BCE: The Minoan Civilization flourishes on Crete, Greece. King Minos establishes the first navy in the region.
 
 
1900 BCE - 1100 BCE: Mycenaean civilization in Greece and the Aegean.
 
 
1400 BCE - 1100 BCE: Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
 
1100 BCE: Dorian peoples occupy Greece.
 
 
1000 BCE - 338 BCE: Ancient Greek civilization in Greece and the Mediterranean.
 
800 BCE - 500 BCE: Archaic period of Greece.
 
800 BCE - 700 BCE: Homer of Greece writes his Iliad and Odyssey.
 
 
700 BCE: Sparta, Argos and Paros hold the first documented musical competitions in Greece.
 
 
700 BCE: The study of music theory begins in ancient Greece.
 
 
700 BCE: Settlers from mainland Greece, possibly Samos, settle on Samothrace.
 
 
650 BCE - 600 BCE: Age of law-givers in Greece.
 
 
620 BCE - 600 BCE: Proto-corinthian reaches its zenith in artistic quality producing the best pottery in Greece.
 
 
580 BCE - 376 BCE: Carthage and Greece fight for dominance in Sicily.
 
 
510 BCE - 370 BCE: Greeks fighting Amazons becomes a popular subject of architectural sculpture across Greece.
 
492 BCE: Darius I of Persia invades Greece.
 
486 BCE - 465 BCE: Xerxes I rules Egypt, uses country as resource for invasion of Greece.
 
480 BCE: Thebes sides with Persia during Xerxes invasion of Greece.
 
 
480 BCE - 323 BCE: The Classical Period in Greece.
 
 
480 BCE: Xerxes I makes extensive preparations to invade mainland Greece by building depots, canals and a boat bridge across the Hellespont.
 
 
479 BCE: Xerxes' Persian forces are defeated by Greek forces at Plataea effectively ending Persia's imperial ambitions in Greece.
 
479 BCE - 432 CE: The period of Thucydides' Pentecontaetia in ancient Greece.
 
478 BCE - 404 BCE: The Delian League in Greece, led by Athens.
 
460 BCE - 370 BCE: Traditional dates for the life of Hippocrates in Greece, the "father of medicine" and inventor of the Hippocratic Oath for physicians.
 
460 BCE - 454 BCE: Egyptian revolt of Inaros I with assistance from Greece.
 
 
457 BCE: Hegemony of Athens over central Greece.
 
450 BCE: Parapegma star calendar invented in Greece by Meton and Euctemon.
 
449 BCE - 448 BCE: Peace between Greece and Persia.
 
 
431 BCE - 404 BCE: The 2nd Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta (the Delian League and the Peloponnesian League) which involved all of Greece.
 
 
427 BCE: Plato is born at Athens, Greece.
 
 
400 BCE: Pepper is known in Greece.
 
 
400 BCE - 330 BCE: The Late Classical Period in Greece.
 
 
384 BCE: Birth of the philosopher Aristotle, tutor to Alexander the Great, in Stagira (Greece).
 
371 BCE - 362 BCE: Thebes is the dominant city-state in Greece.
 
 
367 BCE - 529 CE: Worship of the goddess Isis spreads outside Egypt's borders to Greece and Rome.
 
 
356 BCE: Third Social War in Greece.
 
352 BCE: Battle of Crocus Field in Greece.
 
 
323 BCE - 31 BCE: Hellenistic civilization in Greece, the Mediterranean and Asia.
 
 
295 BCE: Demetrius I campaigns in central Greece, removes the tyrant Lachares from Athens and defeats Sparta.
 
 
280 BCE: Founding of the Achaean League in the Peloponnese of Greece.
 
 
251 BCE: Sicyon joins the Achaean League in Greece.
 
 
146 BCE: Rome sacks Corinth and dissolves the Achaean league. Greece is ruled by Rome.
 
146 BCE: Roman influence over Greece begins to rise.
 
88 BCE - 63 BCE: Mithridates of Pontus fights three wars to free Greece from Rome.
 
42 BCE: Octavian and Antony defeat Republicans under Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi (Greece).
 
 
31 BCE: Marc Antony and Cleopatra move to Greece, where they are isolated by Octavian's admiral Agrippa; although they are able to win a tactical victory and break out of their isolated position at Actium, the campaign is a distaster and Octavian is able to achieve control of the east.
 
 
31 BCE: Greece absorbed into Roman Empire.
 
27 BCE - 14 CE: Nabu recognized in Greece and Rome during the reign of Augustus Caesar.
 
42 CE - 62 CE: St. Paul goes on missionary journeys across Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome.
 
 
50 CE - 60 CE: Establishment of various Christian communities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece, Egypt, and at least the city of Rome.
 
 
121 CE - 125 CE: First trip of Hadrian around the Empire: Gaul, Germany, Noricum, Britain, Tarraconis, Cappadocia, Gallatia, Bythinia, Asia, Greece, Mesia, Dacia and Pannonia.
 
 
128 CE - 134 CE: Hadrian travels to Greece, Anatolia, Syria, Judea, Arabia, Egypt and goes back via Greece.
 
155 CE: Pausanias begins writing his Description of Greece around this time.
 
257 CE - 263 CE: The Goths raid Greece.
 
 
379 CE - 380 CE: Fritigern leads raids through Balkans down to Greece.
 
 
393 CE: Roman Emperor Theodosius definitively ends all pagan Games in Greece.
 
580 CE: The Slavs and the Avars overwhelm Greece, Thrace and Thessaly.
 
 
997 CE: Byzantine emperor Basil II reconquers Greece from Samuel the Bulgar.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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