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Created by Tefo on Mar 28, 2011
Last updated: 03/28/11 at 05:31 PM
Agean civilizations were cultures that developed along the shores and on the islands of the Agean sea. The Minoans developed theofirst important European civilization after the flood, but they were unknown to modern historians until a British archeologist uncovered it.
They arrived in 1900 B.C. and adopted much of the Mioan culture.
By 1600 B.C. the Minoans were strong and powerful enough to make a daring raid upon Knossos itself, and by 1400 B.C. they had destroyed Knossos and conquered Crete.
According to ancient legend, the fierce Mycenaeans destroyed the city of Troy on the coast of Asia Minor.
The replacement of pre-classical dialects and traditions in southern Greece by the ones that prevailed in Classical Greece. The latter were named Dorian by the ancient Greek writers after the historical population that owned them.
The games were suspended in A.D. 394 by the Roman emperor Theodosius, and in 1896 they were revived as an international event.
Between the Greek Dark Ages and the Hellenistic period, is referred to as Hellenic Greece. It was divided in Archaic and Classical Greece.
Draco's laws were so merciless that they were said to have been written in blood. Solon's laws repealed the harsh edicts of Draco.
were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and city-states of the Hellenic world that started in 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC.
After the Persioan Wars, Athens eagerly became the leading Greek city, because it expected more trouble from the Delian League.
Athenian democracy was brought to its fullest measure by the stateman Pericles.
was an ancient Greek war fought by Athens and its empire against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta.
399 BC (age approx. 71)
King Philip II ruled Macedonia from 359 to 336 BC. He was born in Pella, the capital of the ancient Macedonian kingdom, as the youngest son of king Amyntas III.
Was a king of macedonia, a state in the north eastern region of Greece, and by the age of thirty was the creator of one of the largest empires in ancient history, stretching from the Ionian sea to the Himalaya.
Alexander died on 11 June 323 BCE, in the late afternoon; this can be deduced from the Astronomical diaries, a Babylonian source. Several scholars have argued for 13 June and 10 June, but the first of these dates is based on an inaccurate Greek source that uses a confused Egyptian calendar, and the second is based on inaccurate reading of the Astronomical diary.
in 301 BC near the village of that name in Phrygia. Antigonus I Monophthalmus and his son Demetrius I of Macedon were pitted against the coalition of three other companions of Alexander: Cassander, ruler of Macedon; Lysimachus, ruler of Thrace; and Seleucus I Nicator, ruler of Babylonia and Persia.