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Exam Prep: Dates

Despite what some wrong-headed people may tell you, dates ARE important for any serious study of history. They are the buoys that mark the channels of historical thought; around them we cluster significant events and by them we establish relationships among other events. Below is a list of the dates that you are apt to see on the exam. You will do yourself a world of good as far as your exam prep goes by making your own timeline from the dates, noting the significant event which is associated with each date.

  • 479 BC Battles of Mycale and Plataea mark end of the Persian wars in Greece
  • 480 BC
  • 483 BC
  • 490 BC
  • 492 BC
  • 498 BC
  • 499 BC
  • 510 BC
  • 513 BC
  • 525 BC
  • 539 BC
  • 546 BC
  • 555 BC
  • 559 BC
  • 586 BC
  • c.600 BC
  • c.640-620 BC
  • 669 BC
  • c. 740-720 BC
  • 722 BC
  • c.1010 BC
  • c.1180 BC
  • 1258 BC
  • 1274 BC
  • c.1375 BC
  • c.1525 BC
  • 1531 BC
  • c.1625 BC
  • c.1750 BC
  • c.1900 BC
  • c.2000 BC  Enuma Elish is rewritten by invading Amorites
  • c.2350 BC
  • c.2700 BC The Great Flood of Mesopotamia
  • c.3500 BC Sumerian Civilization appears fully formed
  • c.7000 BC
  • c.9000 BC