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c. 8th C. B.C.
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6th C. B.C.
The following timeline of the Archaic Era of Greece
and Legendary Period of Rome
shows some of the major elements (mostly people) divided into Greek on the left and Roman in the next column. A third column links to articles on this site on a sampling of topics connected with the sixth century B.C., which is part of the Archaic/Legendary period.
During the sixth century, Athens instituted direct democracy and developed drama, the pan-Hellenic Pythian, Isthmean, and Nemean games were instituted in Delphi, Corinth, and Nemea, in Greece, and the Romans launched their own mixed form of government after they expelled their Etruscan kings. The Greco-Persian Wars were a couple of years away and Rome had yet to become a major player on the world scene.
|ARCHAIC PERIOD GREECE / LEGENDARY ROME
||- to 500 B.C.
800 B.C. Rise of the aristocracies
|800 B.C. Settlement on Palatine
800-700 B.C. Hellenes and Etruscans in Italy
|776 B.C. Olympic Games established
|c. 750 B.C. Colonization of Southern Italy and Sicily
||753 B.C. Romulus founds city of Rome
|c. 700 B.C. Hesiod
||763-673 B.C. Numa Pompilius
715-642 B.C. Tullus Hostilius
|621 B.C. Draco's code of law in Athens
||642-617 B.C. Ancus Marcius and the extension of Rome's power to the coast.
|c. 600 B.C. Sappho (lyric poet)
c. 600 B.C. Thales (philosopher)
594-593 B.C. Solon
|616-579 B.C. L. Tarquinius Priscus
578-535 B.C. Servius Tullius
|545-510 B.C. Tyranny of the Peisistratids
533 B.C. Thespis wins first tragedy competition
508 B.C. Cleisthenes reforms
|534-510 B.C. L. Tarquinius Superbus
509 B.C. Romans overthrow Tarquinius Superbus; treaty with Carthage
| 5th-4th Centuries
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