Solomon is king in Israel
Israel into captivity (in 3 stages)
Assyria conquered by Babylon
(Kingdom of) Judah into Babylonian captivity [Jerusalem surrendered]
King Zedekiah reigns in [conquered] Jerusalem [by order of Nebuchadnezzar]
Cyrus conquers Babylon
Greek Classical Age
Greeks defeat Persians at Marathon
Greek-Persian battles @ Thermopylae and Salamis
Alexander the Great lived
Israelite noblemen & boys carried off to Babylon (3 waves)
Assyrian King Shalmaneser V conquered Northern Israel
Assyrian King Esarhaddon ruled empire (& conquered Egypt)
c. 628 B.C.
Birth of Zoroaster
Reign of Cyrus the Great (Persia)
Cyrus defeats King Croesus (of Lydia)
Cyrus, king of Persia, frees the Jews to return home
Greek Dark Ages (Dorians invade from North)
c. 900 B.C.
Sparta is founded
c. 800-500 B.C.
Greek Archaic Period
c. 850-750 B.C.
Homer lives & writes
First Olympic Games
Ionian Greeks emigrate from mainland, forming colonies
Spartans expand territory
First tyrants seize power in Greek mainland
Draco, archon of Athens, institutes strict set of laws
Solon, archon of Athens, begins political reforms
Tyrannies established in Greek colonies
Persian wars begin
Pisistratus seizes power as tyrant of Athens
Persians begin to invade Europe
Cleisthenes seizes power in Athens, leads to democracy
Ionian colonies revolt against Persians
Persians conquer Thrace & Macedon
Persians win at Thermopylae
Greeks win at Salamis
The Age of Pericles
Greek Hellenistic Age begins
Reign of Persian King Ahasuerus (Xerxes I)
Reign of Persian King Darius I
Reign of King Jeroboam (1st king of Northern Kingdom)
Reign of King Rehoboam (1st king of Southern Kingdom)
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