I. 776 BC: the first Olympic games
II. 750 BC: Early Greek culture; Homer writes the epics "The Liad" and "The Odyssey"
III. 683 BC: Republicans rule by aristocrats in Athens.
IV. 600 BC: Use of coined money begins.
V. 580 BC: Philosophy and Science begin with Thales and Anaximander
VI. 561~507 BC: Age of Athenian Tyranny.
VIII. 508 BC: Democracy begins in Athens.
VIII. 490~480 BC: Greek defeat Persian invaders at the battles of Marathon and Salamis.
IX. 450 BC: Athens becomes a very powerful city, and controls an empire.
X. 472~410 BC: Greeks theatre thrives in Athens. Many of the most famous Greek plays are written during this time.
XI. 432 BC: The Parthenon in Athena is finished being built; height of Greek civilization.
XII. 431~404 BC: War between Athens and Sparta (clash between Academia and Militarism); Sparta defeats Athens.
XIII. 338 BC: Philip, king of Macedonia, takes control of Greece.
XIV. 146 BC: Rome conquers Greece - Greece becomes part of the Roman empire.