Marriage of Olympias to Philip II of Macedonia.
21 Jul 356 BCE - 11 Jun 323 BCE
Alexander tames Bucephalus, his war horse.
King Philip II of Macedon summons Aristotle to tutor his young son Alexander (later 'The Great').
2 Aug 338 BCE
The Battle of Charonea gives Athens to the Macedonian victors. Agora takes on Macedonian characteristics.
336 BCE - 323 BCE
Alexander the Great receives Celtic ambassadors in the Balkans.
Ephesos liberated from Persian rule by Alexander the Great.
334 BCE - 323 BCE
Sardis surrenders to Alexander the Great.
May 334 BCE
Alexander invades the Persian empire.
May 334 BCE - 324 BCE
Antipater is regent of Macedon in Alexander's absence.
Alexander the Great conquers Aleppo.
5 Nov 333 BCE
Battle of Issus. Alexander is victorious against Darius III of Persia.
Alexander the Great conquers Phoenicia and turns toward Egypt.
Alexander the Great sacks Sidon.
Alexander the Great sacks Baalbek and renames it Heliopolis.
Conquest of the Levant by Alexander the Great who destroys Tyre.
Jan 332 BCE - Jul 332 BCE
Alexander the Great besieges and conquers Tyre.
Dec 332 BCE
Alexander the Great visits the Oracle of Ammon at Siwa and is declared "master of the Universe" and son of Ammon.
Egypt is conquered by Alexander the Great without resistance.
Jan 331 BCE
Alexander the Great founds Alexandria at the port town of Rhakotis in Egypt.
c. Oct 331 BCE
Susa surrenders without contest to Alexander the Great who sacks it.
1 Oct 331 BCE
Battle of Gaugamela. Alexander calls himself "King of Asia."
May 330 BCE
Persepolis is burned and looted by Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great wins a decisive battle at the Iaxartes river against the Scythians.
Jan 329 BCE - May 327 BCE
Alexander conquers Bactria and Sogdiana.
c. Jul 329 BCE
Alexander the Great founds Alexandria-Eschate on the Iaxartes and destroys Cyropolis.
327 BCE - 326 BCE
Alexander's campaign in northern India.
c. Mar 327 BCE
Alexander the Great marries the Bactrian girl Roxanne.
May 326 BCE
Battle of Hydaspes where King Porus of the Paurava kingdom met a disastrous defeat at the hands of Alexander the Great.
Jun 326 BCE
Sep 326 BCE
Alexander the Great halts his eastward march and turns back from the banks of the river Beas, Punjab, India.
c. 325 BCE - c. 320 BCE
Greek rule in Gandhara, ending some time after the death of Alexander the Great.
Jan 324 BCE
Alexander the Great orders restoration work in Pasargadae.
Oct 324 BCE
Alexander the Great receives Celtic delegations in Babylon.
322 BCE - 275 BCE
The Wars of the Diadochi, also known as the Wars of Alexander's Successors.
Assassination of Roxanne and Alexander IV, wife and son of Alexander the Great.