In this final installment of highlights regarding ancient Greek history, you will learn the date that signifies the birth of a great leader whose conquests and life have been led people’s imaginations to wander off. Other important players during this time period includes King Philip II and decided that two was better than one. Learn who defeated the Athenians and Thebans in 338 BC or learn the last place Alexander the Great was seen alive.
356 BC: The birth of Alexander the Great takes place during this year, who is the offspring of Philip II. At this time, the temple of Delphi is also destroyed in what was known as the Sacred War.
338 BC: King Philip II is successful in defeating the Athenians and Thebans.
336 BC: Sadly, King Philip II is assassinated. However, his son Alexander the Great assumes power over the throne.
~ 332 BC: At this time, Alexander the Great of Macedonia is successful in defeating the Persians at Issus in 333 BC. The Satrap gives him Egypt, where he promptly constructed a capital located at none other than Alexandria.
323 BC: Babylon marks the last place Alexander the Great drew breathe, as this becomes the site of his death.
323-31 BC: Hellenistic Period , The three major kingdoms to thrive during this time are called Antigonid Macedon, Ptolemaic Egypt, and Seleucid Syria. Sadly, Greece spends time trying to sort the chaos of internal conflict.
224 BC: An earthquake is to blame for the destruction of the Colossus.
197 BC: Roman forces overpower King Philip V at Kynoskephalai.
86 BC: The Roman General named Sulla is successful in seizing Athens. This conservative politician held the office of consul two times and a dictatorship to boot. He became a well-known general possessing many different gifts. When it came to his absolute command of the Republic, he is known for resigning. This move may have sped up the demise of the Republic.
267 AD: At this time, the Goths wreak havoc on Athens, Sparta, and Korinth
286 AD: This is a rather important point in Greek history, as the Emperor Diocletian bisects the Roman Empire into two separate entities. At birth, Diocletian had a long way to go before he could taste the sweetness of power. He was born to a Dalmatian family belonging to a lower class of inhabitants.
However, he was able to make his way through the ranks of the military , assuming the role of calvary commander to the emperor Carus. In the end, Diocletian helped to create the modern Greece that is referred to as the Byzantine Empire.
641 AD: Slavs make their mark during this time by overrunning the Greeks.