Byzantium Timeline

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  • 668 BCE
    Megara founds the colony of Byzantium.
  • 478 BCE
    Spartan general Pausanias is given command of a force and takes both Cyprus and Byzantium.
  • c. 475 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon defeats Spartan general Pausanias and takes Byzantium.
  • 340 BCE
    Phocion defeats Philip II of Macedon at Byzantium.
  • 527 CE - 565 CE
    Reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I.
  • Jan 532 CE
    The Nika Revolt lasts over a week in Constantinople during the reign of Justinian I. The disturbance caused the destruction of much of the central city area and was quashed after a significant loss of life.