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12 terms

Dates

Based off of the second study guide given by the professor.
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1517
Luther begins Protestant Revolution nailing 95 Theses to church door in Wittenberg
1585
Oedipus Tyrannus inaugurates Palladio's Teatro Olimpico in Vincenza, Italy
1598
Jacopo Peri and Ottavio Rinuccini produce Dafne, the first opera
1616
George Chapman published first English translation of Homer's epics
1683
Parthenon bombarded by Venetians
1720
Mississippi Scheme and South Sea Bubble financial panics
1748
Excavations begin at Pompeii
1776
Declaration of Independence, Gibbon's Decline and Fall of Roman Empire, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations
1789
French Revolution begins
1821-1831
Greek War of Independence from Ottoman Empire
1881
Oxford and Cambridge begin performing ancient Greek tragedies
1913
Sears offers 1,000,000 volumes of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ for sale