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1450s BC

  • May 9?, 1457 BC - Egypt: Thutmose III wins the Battle of Megiddo

    1270s BC

  • 1275 BC - Egyptian-Hittite Wars: Egypt and the Hittite Empire fight the Battle of Kadesh

    850s BC

  • 853 BC - Assyrian Conquests: The Assyrians are halted at the Battle of Carcar by an alliance of 12 Kings

    700s BC

  • 701 BC - Judaean Revolt: Assyrians beaten at the Battle of Elteka by the Judaeans and Egyptians

    670s BC

  • 674 BC Assyrian Conquests: The Assyrian invasion of Egypt is turned back

    660s BC

  • 669 BC - Greece: Sparta is beaten by Argos at the Battle of Hysiae

    610s BC

  • 610 BC - Egypt: The Egyptians defeat Judah at the Battle of Megiddo

    600s BC

  • 605 BC - Egyptian-Babylonian Wars: Egypt and Assyria are beaten by the Babylonians at the Battle of Carchemish

    530 BC

  • 535 BC - Greece: The Phocaeans are expelled from Corsica after the Battle of Alalia

    525 BC

  • 525 BC - Egypt: Egypt is defeated and added to the Persian Empire after the Battle of Pelusium

    490s BC

  • 494 BC - Persian Wars: An Ionian fleet is crushed by the Persians at the Battle of Lade

  • August/September 490 BC - Persian Wars: A Greek army stuns the Persians at the Battle of Marathon

    480s BC

  • 480 BC - Sicilian Wars: Syracuse and Agrigentum defeat Carthage at the Battle of Himera

  • August/September 480 BC - Persian Wars: Persian forces are held before overwhelming the Greeks at the Battle of Thermopylae

  • September 480 BC - Persian Wars: The Greek fleet wins a stunning victory over the Persians at the Battle of Salamis

    470s BC

  • August 479 BC - Persian Wars: The Greeks win the Battle of Plataea and go on the offensive against the Persians

  • August 479 BC - Persian Wars: Greek forces triumph at the Battle of Mycale in Ionia

    460s BC

  • 467 BC - Persian Wars: Greek naval forces and marines win the Battle of the Eurymedon

    420s BC

  • 424 BC - Peloponnesian War: Athens wins a naval victory over Sparta at the Battle of Pylos

  • 424 BC - Peloponnesian War: Athens is beaten by the Boeotians at the Battle of Delium

  • 422 BC - Peloponnesian War: Brasidas wins the Battle of Amphipolis for Sparta

  • 421 BC - Peloponnesian War: Following the Battle of Niceas, Athens commands the sea, while Sparta dominates on land

    410s BC

  • 418 BC - Peloponnesian War: Sparta defeats Athens, Argos, and their allies at the Battle of Mantinea

  • 410 BC - Peloponnesian War: Athenian naval supremacy is regained after the Battle of Cyzicus

    400s

  • 406 BC - Peloponnesian War: Athens wins the naval Battle of Arginusae near Lesbos

  • 405 BC - Peloponnesian War: A Spartan fleet under Lysander destroys the Athenian fleet at the Battle of Aegospotami

  • 404 BC - Peloponnesian War: Sparta besieges and captures Athens

    390s BC

  • 395 BC - Corinthian War: Lysander is killed and Sparta defeated at the Battle of Haliartus

  • July 18, 390 BC - Roman Republic: Brennus defeats the Romans at the Battle of the Allia

    350s BC

  • 352 BC - Third Sacred War: Philip II of Macedon wins the Battle of Crocus Field over Athens and Phocis

    340s BC

  • 343-341 BC - Roman Republic: Rome fights the First Samnite War

  • 340 BC - Sicilian Wars: Carthaginian forces are beaten by Syracuse at the Battle of the Crimissus

    330s BC

  • August 2, 338 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: Macedonia defeats the Greeks at the Battle of Chaeronea

  • May 334 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: Alexander defeats the Persians at the Battle of the Granicus in Asia Minor

  • November 333 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: Macedonian troops win a decisive victory over Darius III at the Battle of Issus

  • 332 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: Alexander captures Tyre and conquers Egypt

  • October 1, 331 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: The Persian Empire falls after Alexander wins the Battle of Gaugamela

    320s BC

  • 327-304 BC - Roman Republic: Rome fights the Second Samnite War

  • May 326 BC - Wars of Alexander the Great: Alexander wins a costly victory at the Battle of the Hydaspes

  • 322 BC - Lamian War: Antipater defeats a Greek confederacy at the Battle of Crannon

    310s BC

  • 312 BC - Third War of the Diadochi: Ptolemy I wins the Battle of Gaza

    300s BC

  • 301 BC - Wars of the Diadochi: The Macedonians triumph at the Battle of Ipsus

    290s BC

  • 298-290 BC - Roman Republic: Rome fights the Third Samnite War

    280s BC

  • 283 BC - Roman-Gaulish Wars: Rome wins the Battle of Lake Vadimo over the Etruscans and Gauls

  • 282 BC - Roman-Etruscan Wars: Rome defeats the Etruscans at the Battle of Populonia ending their influence

  • 281 BC - Wars of the Diadochi: The Seleucids crush the Macedonians at the Battle of Corupedium

  • July 280 - Pyrrhic War: Roman troops are beaten by Pyrrhus of Epirus at the Battle of Heraclea

    270s BC

  • 279 BC - Pyrrhic War: Pyrrhus wins the Battle of Asculum over the Romans

  • 275 BC - Pyrrhic War: Roman and Epirote forces clash at the Battle of Beneventum

    260s BC

  • 260 BC - First Punic War: A Roman fleets win the naval Battle of Mylae

    250s BC

  • 258 BC - Second Syrian War: A Macedonian fleet defeats the forces of Ptolemaic Egypt at the Battle of Cos

  • 256 BC - First Punic War: A Roman fleet wins the massive naval Battle of Cape Ecnomus over Carthage

  • 255 BC - First Punic War: Romans forces under Marcus Atilius Regulus win the Battle of Adys forcing Carthage to sue for peace

  • 251 BC - First Punic War: Carthage is defeated at the Battle of Panormus on Sicily

    240s BC

  • March 10, 241 BC - First Punic War: A Roman fleet wins the Battle of the Aegates Islands

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