Greece: Early Hellenism

Chart showing Greece in the early Hellenism period

All dates on this chart have been extrapolated from AM dates calculated up until Judah's Babylonian
Exile, and from BC dates taken from Britannica CD, Version 99 © 1994-1999. Encyclopędia Britannica, Inc.

See Critical Path for information on converting between AM and BC dates.


    Greece: (Early Hellenism)

    c. 3940 - c. 4050 AM [Chart]
    c. 280 - c. 170 BC [Chart]

    After the period of time in which the Diadochoi fought (successors of Alexander the Great - i.e. his military generals) arose the era of Hellenism.

There were three major Hellenistic powers:  the Ptolemaic Dynasty (in Egypt); the Seleucid Kingdom (in modern day Iraq/Iran); and the Antigonid Kingdom (in Macedonia).  Out of the three, the Ptolemaic and Seleucid kingdoms were the strongest.  These two kingdoms waged a series of wars against each other over the territory then known as Syria (which included the Jews in Palestine) and these wars came to be known as the Syrian Wars.