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Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome & Italy.
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COMING SOON: ROMAN HISTORY
18 May 2018
1st Dynasty of Egypt when Menes unites upper and lower Egypt
Assyrians push Kush out of Egypt.
Ahmose of Thebes drove the Hyksos out of Egypt
Egypt was the leading military power in the region.
Ramses came to power.
Abraham left Mesopotamia for Canaan
God told Moses to lead his people out of Egypt
David becomes King of Israel
Solomon, David's son becomes King.
The Maccabees revolt, they successfully take back their kingdom.
The Jews are conquered by the Romans.
The Minoan civilization prospers in Crete.
The Greeks and Trojans fight the Trojan War.
The Greeks begin to build city-states.
Athens becomes the world's first democracy.
Cyrus the Great founds the Persian Empire.
Conficius is born in China.
The Peloponnesiann War Begins.
The last Egyptian ruler in Egypt is overthrown.
Rome conquers Egypt, concluding the Hellenistic Age.
Traditional date for the first historic Olympic games.
Polydorus becomes king of Sparta.
Alternate date for the end of the first Messenian war.
Polydorus, king of Sparta, is murdered by Polymarchus.
According to legend: The reign of the Heraklids over Lydia is ended when Candaules, known as Myrsilus to the Greeks, is murdered by Gyges because of his wife’s anger.
Pheidon becomes tyrant of Argos.
Draco, Athenian lawgiver, issues code of laws, with many crimes punishable by death.
Solon, Athenian statesman, becomes Archon pre-582BCE, captures Salamis from Megarians—later, when member of the Areopagus is appointed to effect social reforms in order to preserve order in Athens, which include the abolition of the security of debts on a debtor's person, returning exiled Athenian slaves, changing the value of weights and measures to the Korinthian standard, prohibiting the export of grain from Attica and encouraging the planting of olives
Sappho, Greek poet, flourishes on island of Lesbos.
The philosopher Thales of Miletus predicts a solar eclipse that occurs during the Battle of Halys.
Peisistratos, Athenian general, organizes Diakrioi, party of poor people
Peisistratos takes power in Athens for first time.
Peisistratos driven out by Lycurgus who is commander of nobles.
Peisistratos restored by help of Megacles.
Croesus, rich king of Lydia, captured at Sardis by Persians.
Peisistratos expelled, makes fortune from Thracian mines.
Peisistratos restored by Thessaly and Lygdamis of Naxos.
Peisistratos dies, succeeded by sons Hippias and Hipparchus.
Persian Cambyses II, son of Cyrus the Great takes Egypt.
Cleisthenes, Greek reformer, takes power, increases democracy.
Aeschylus, Athenian playwright wins his first victory at the City Dionysia.
Battle of Salamis: Themistocles, Athenian general, lures Persians into Bay of Salamis, Xerxes loses and goes home, leaves behind Mardonius.
The Birth Of Mr. Johnson
Pericles dies of Athenian Plague, possibly typhus or bubonic plague.
Aristophanes, Greek playwright, wins Athenian Prize.
Plato, Greek philosopher, founder of Academy, dies.
Rome is founded
Republic form of government in Rome
Julius Caesar assassinated
Octavian and Antony defeat Brutus and avenge Julius Caesar
Octavian defeats Antony at the battle of Actium
Augustus becomes Emperor beginning Roman Empire
Diocletian divided Roman Empire
Constantine ends persecution of Christians
Fall of the Western Roman Empire
Byzantine Empire falls to the Turks
Spartacus the gladiator leads the slaves in an uprising.
Ancient Rome Dissolves
First Farming Settlements
Kush Conquers Egypt
Alexander The Great builds his empire.
Hippomenes, archon of Athens, kills his daughter's adulterer by yoking him to his chariot and then locks his daughter in with a horse until she dies. (Pausanias and Aristotle).
Punic Wars (series of 3)
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