Aezanis, Temple of Zeus, 117-138 AD 
  
History/Classics 310
 
Athenian Empire: 480-404 B.C.

Index 

Syllabus: 
 Structure 
 Schedule  

Readings: 
 Book List  
 Reserve Readings 
 Themistocles Decree 
 Megarian Decree 
 Athenian Treaties 

Chronologies: 
 Early Sparta and Athens 
 514-482 B.C.  
 Pentekontaeteia, 479-431 B.C. 
  Peloponnesian War  

Handouts: 
 Finances in Athens 
 Greek Coinage and Measures 
 Military 

Links 

CHRONOLOGY OF EARLY SPARTA 
c. 1200 B.C.   Collapse of Bronze Age Sparta
    Arrival of First Dorians in Laconia
c. 800 B.C.?   Political Unification of Four Obes of Sparta
775-750 B.C.   Traditional date for Lycurgus
754 B.C.   First ephor recorded
736-716 B.C.   FIRST MESSENIAN WAR
c. 720-670 B.C.   Reign of Theopompus (Eurypontid)
706 B.C.   Conspiracy of the Partheniai
    Colonization of Taras (Tarentum)
c. 700-665 B.C.   Reign of Polydorus (Agiad)
676 B.C.   Great Rhetra: Political Reforms in Sparta
669 B.C.   Battle of Hysiae
668-657 B.C.   SECOND MESSENIAN WAR
c. 650 B.C.?   Invention of coinage in Lydia
c. 620-600 B.C.   Aegina mints first silver staters
600 B.C.   Spartans reduce Pylos and Methone
600-580 B.C.   Increasing austerity reflected in excavations of the temple of Artemis Orthia
c. 580-565 B.C.   Battle of Fetters: Spartan defeat at Tegea
    Tegean-Spartan Alliance: Origin of Peloponnesian League
556 B.C.   Chilon as ephor
545 B.C.   Battle of Champions: Sparta defeats Argos Spartan Annexation of Cynuria
 
CHRONOLOGY OF EARLY ATHENS 
1088 B.C.   Death of Codrus, last king of Athens
    Archonship for life: Aristocratic Government
752/1 B.C.   Archonship made ten year office
c. 700 B.C.   Final Political Unification of Athens
682/1 B.C.   Archonship made annual office
632 B.C.   Attempted coup of Cylon
621 B.C.   Law Code of Draco
c. 600 B.C.   Athens conquers Salamis from Aegina. Athenian colony at Sigeum in Troad. Black Figure Ware commences
594/3 B.C.   Archonship of Solon: Political and Economic Reforms
590/89 &   Anarchia: Political turmoil
586/5 B.C.    
582/1 B.C.   Archonship of Damasias. New Political Strife (581-79 B.C.)
c. 570 B.C.   Athenian-Megarian War
    First Archaic Sculpture (Calf-bearer). Earliest pediments of Temple of Athena. First Masterpieces of Black Figure Ware
566/5 B.C.   Inauguration of Panathenea. Construction of first Propylaea and Altar of Athena Nike on Acropolis
561/0 B.C.   First Tyranny of Peisistratus
c. 560 B.C.?   First Coinage in Athens. Dominance of Black Figure Ware
556/5 B.C.   Second Tyranny of Peisistratus
546/5 B.C.   Battle of Pallene. Third Tyranny of Peisistratus
536 B.C.   Thespis first at first dramatic festival of Great Dionysia
c. 530 B.C.   Striking first "owl" tetradrachmae. Reconstruction of "Old Temple" of Athena on Acropolis & pediments of Gigantomachy. Climax of Black Figure Ware.
528/7 B.C.   Death of Peisistratus. Succession of Hippias & Hipparchus
525-500 B.C.   Climax of Archaic Sculpture (Rampin Horseman & korai of the Acropolis)
520/19 B.C.   Alliance of Athens and Plataea
510 B.C.   Overthrow of Hippias: End of Tyranny
508/7 B.C.   Archonship of Isagoras. Cleisthenic Revolution and Establishment of the Democracy
 
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