Timeline • Look at the following events and put them by the correct date on the timeline sheet. • You only have two minutes! Timeline a) First Olympic games. b) Xerxes of Persia attacks the Greeks. c) Alexander the Great dies. d) The Romans conquer Greece. e) The siege of Troy- Troy loses to the famous wooden horse trick. f) Greek alphabet is invented and Homer composes his poetry. g) Democracy begins in Athens. End www.A6training.co.uk Greece was not alone in the ancient world. Other civilizations were developing around the Mediterranean. One of the largest and most powerful was the Persian Empire. The Greek world was tiny. It covered a small area at the southern tip of the Greek peninsula. The Persian Empire was huge. It stretched from the Mediterranean Sea all the way to the Indus River Valley. LydiaConquered 546 BC The Rise of Persia Babylonian empireConquered 539 BC EgyptConquered 525 BC Median empire- conquered 556 BC In 500 BC, the Greeks living in the Ionian cities (which had been conquered by the Persians) revolted. They were sent help by the Athenians, but were overpowered by the Persians.