The ‘Ancient Life’ timeline of events in the ancient world. This section will be expanded as we uncover the people, places and events that shaped the Roman and Greek worlds.
Fourth Century BC
|359 B.C.||Philip II accedes to the throne of Macedon.|
|356 B.C.||Alexander born in Pella.|
Philip II captures Potidaea.
Parmenio defeats Paeonians and Illyrians.
|354 B.C.||Demosthenes attacks idea of a ‘Crusade against Persia’.|
Philip captures Methone and loses an eye in the battle.
|352 B.C.||Atrabazus and Memnon refugee with Philip II, who now emerges as potential leader of crusade against Persia.|
|351 B.C.||Philip II’s fleet harassing Athenian shipping.|
Demosthenes’ First Philippic
|348 B.C.||Philip II captures Olynthus.|
Aeschines’ attempt to unite Greek states against Philip II fails.
|346 B.C.||Embassy to Philip II from Athens.|
Halus besieged by Parmenio.
Peace of Philocrates ratified.
Second Athenian embassy held up till July.
Philip II occupies Thermopylae.
Philip II admitted to seat on Amphictyonic Council, and presides over Pythian Games.
|344 B.C.||Philip appointed Archon of Thessaly for life.|
|343 B.C.||Aristotle is invited to Macedon as Alexander’s tutor.|
|311 B.C.||Secession of the Flute Players in Rome.|
Third Century BC
Second Century BC
|200 B.C.||Philip V of Macedonia invades Attica|
|197 B.C.||Rome defeats Philip V of Macedon at Cynoscephalae|
|196 B.C.||Roman proconsul Titus Quinctius Flamininus proclaims ‘Freedom of the Greeks‘|
|195 B.C.||Roman war against Nabis|
|192 B.C.||Aitolians attack Sparta, assassinate Nabis|
Philopoimen, Achaean league general, defeats Sparta; Sparta enrolled in Achaean league
|190 B.C.||Athenians become allies of Rome|
|189 B.C.||Battle of Magnesia: Romans defeat Antiochus|
|188 B.C.||Peace of Apameia divides Asia Minor between Rhodes and Pergamon|
Ancestral constitution of Sparta abolished