Visual Timeline: Lesbos
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1000 BCE - 900 BCE: Settlers from Thessaly arrive on Lesbos.
650 BCE - 570 BCE: Life of Pittakos, elected tyrant of Mytilene on Lesbos.
630 BCE: Aristocrats remove the ruling Penthelid clan from power on Lesbos.
620 BCE - 570 BCE: Life of Sappho of Lesbos.
480 BCE - 395 BCE: Life of the historian Hellanicus of Mytilene.
428 BCE: Mytilene on Lesbos unsuccessfully revolts against the Athenian domination of the Delian League.
231 BCE: Pyrrha on Lesbos is destroyed by an earthquake.
168 BCE: The Romans destroy Antissa on Lesbos.
84 BCE: The Roman general and politician Lucullus captures Lesbos.
79 BCE: Mytilene on Lesbos is sacked by the Romans after the city supported Mithridates VI.