Lesbos Timeline

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  • 1000 BCE - 900 BCE
    Settlers from Thessaly arrive on Lesbos.
  • c. 650 BCE - 570 BCE
    Life of Pittakos, elected tyrant of Mytilene on Lesbos.
  • c. 630 BCE
    Aristocrats remove the ruling Penthelid clan from power on Lesbos.
  • c. 620 BCE - c. 570 BCE
  • 428 BCE
    Mytilene on Lesbos unsuccessfully revolts against the Athenian domination of the Delian League.
  • 231 BCE
    Pyrrha on Lesbos is destroyed by an earthquake.
  • 168 BCE
    The Romans destroy Antissa on Lesbos.
  • 84 BCE
    The Roman general and politician Lucullus captures Lesbos.
  • 79 BCE
    Mytilene on Lesbos is sacked by the Romans after the city supported Mithridates VI.
  • 802 CE

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1000 BCE - 900 BCE: Settlers from Thessaly arrive on Lesbos.
 
650 BCE - 570 BCE: Life of Pittakos, elected tyrant of Mytilene on Lesbos.
 
630 BCE: Aristocrats remove the ruling Penthelid clan from power on Lesbos.
 
620 BCE - 570 BCE: Life of Sappho of Lesbos.
 
 
428 BCE: Mytilene on Lesbos unsuccessfully revolts against the Athenian domination of the Delian League.
 
231 BCE: Pyrrha on Lesbos is destroyed by an earthquake.
 
168 BCE: The Romans destroy Antissa on Lesbos.
 
 
84 BCE: The Roman general and politician Lucullus captures Lesbos.
 
 
79 BCE: Mytilene on Lesbos is sacked by the Romans after the city supported Mithridates VI.
 
802 CE: Byzantine empress Irene is exiled to Lesbos.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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