Classical Greece

A map showing the major cities and cultural centers of classical Greece.

Greek Physicians Begin Scientific Practice of Medicine

Ionian Revolt

Battle of Marathon

Naval Law of Themistocles Is Instituted

Persian Invasion of Greece

Athenian Empire Is Created

Greek Tragedian Aeschylus Dies

Building of the Parthenon

Sophists Train the Greeks in Rhetoric and Politics

Greek Lyric Poet Pindar Dies

Peloponnesian War

Athenian Invasion of Sicily

Greek Dramatist Euripides Dies

Thirty Tyrants Rule Athens for Eight Months