The Mediterranean World

A map showing the major cultural centers and cities of the Mediterranean in the seventh century b.c.e.

Greeks Colonize the Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions

Phalanx Is Developed as a Military Unit

Saite Dynasty Begins in Egypt

Lydia Rises to Power Under the Mermnad Family

Rise of Etruscan Civilization in Rome

Greek City-States Use Coins as Means of Exchange

Draco’s Code Is Instituted

Nebuchadnezzar Creates the First Neo-Babylonian State