Hellenistic Era (323-30 B.C.)

Hellenistic Era (323-30 B.C.)

During the Hellenistic Era, Athens was essentially under Macedonian rule. However, the city continued to maintain its cultural and economic importance. After 86 B.C., Athens fell permanently into the hands of the Roman Empire following its destruction by General Sulla.

317-307 B.C.
Demetrius of Phaleron takes over the governance of Athens.

307 B.C.
Demetrius Poliorcetes conquers Athens.

267-261 B.C.
An alliance between Athens and Sparta is created against the Macedonians during the "Chremonidean War". The allies are defeated and a Macedonian ruler is placed in Athens.

146 B.C.
Athens falls under the jurisdiction of the Roman representative of the Roman province of Macedonia.

88 B.C.
Athens allies itself with Mithradates VI of Pontus against the Romans.

86 B.C.
The Roman General, Lucius Cornelius Sulla, conquers and pillages Athens after a year-long siege.

48 B.C.
Julius Caesar grants autonomy to the Athenians after the Battle of Pharsalus.

15 B.C.
The Roman General, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, builds the Odeon, which bears his name (Odeon of Agrippa).

▶︎ Neolithic Era (4000-3000 B.C.)
▶︎ Bronze Age (3000-1100 B.C.)
▶︎ Archaic Period (8th-6th Centuries B.C.)
▶︎ Classical Era / Classical Greece (5th-4th Centuries B.C.)
▶︎ The Peloponnesian War (431-335 B.C.)
▶︎ Hellenistic Era (323-30 B.C.)
▶︎ Roman Era (29 B.C.-324 A.D.)