Ancient Greeks - When and Where?

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When? Key Dates (Part 1)

The unit "Delian League To Athenian Empire" of the Ancient Greek AS and A Level course covers the 5th Century BC (400s BC).

Some key dates you need to know include:

478BC - The date that the Delian League was formed at the island of Delos.

469BC - Naxos revolt.

465BC - Thasos revolt.

461BC - Cimon was ostracised.

460BC - Pericles came to power.

454BC - Treasury moved from Delos to Athens.

450/449BC - Peace of Callias formed (controversial).

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When? Key Dates (Part 2)

447BC - Battle of Coronea.

431BC - Pelopponesian War broke out.

Remember all of these key dates.

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Where? Key Places (Part 1)

Here are some of the city states you will need to know:

  • Athens
  • Sparta
  • Argos
  • Melos
  • Naxos
  • Thasos
  • Samos
  • Chios
  • Lesbos
  • Thebes
  • Mytilene
  • Salamis
  • Corcyra
  • Corinth

There are more, but these are the key city states.

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Where? Key Places (Part 2)

  • Peloponnese - Names after a man called Pelops.
  • Delos - Small island after which the Delian League is named and based.
  • Greece - Although they didn't see it as Greece, but rather as a collection of city states.


  • Euboae
  • Boeotia
  • Attica
  • Laconia
  • Argolid
  • Thessaly
  • Pylos
  • Paros
  • Ithaca
  • Eretria
  • Mycenae
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