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  • c. 700 BCE
    Settlers from mainland Greece, possibly Samos, settle on Samothrace.
  • 570 BCE - 560 BCE
    A large temple is built and dedicated to Hera on Samos.
  • 535 BCE - 522 BCE
    Polycrates rules as tyrant of Samos.
  • 525 BCE
    Sparta and Corinth unsuccessfully attack Polycrates of Samos.
  • 522 BCE
    Persian satrap Oroites takes Samos and the tyrant Polycrates is crucified.
  • c. 520 BCE
    A new temple is built and dedicated to Hera on Samos during the reign of Polycrates.
  • 494 BCE
    Samos is defeated at the battle of Lade.
  • 478 BCE
    Samos becomes a member of the Delian League.
  • 450 BCE
    The Greek philosopher Melissus of Samos is active.
  • 440 BCE
    Pericles leads the Athenian navy in the seige against Samos
  • 407 BCE
    Athenian general Alcibiades makes his naval base on Samos.
  • 405 BCE
    Athens grants Athenian citizenship to the population of Samos.
  • 366 BCE
    Athens regains control of Samos from Sparta.
  • 281 BCE
    Samos comes under the control of the Ptolemies of Egypt.
  • 270 BCE
    Aristarchus of Samos proposes a heliocentric world view.
  • 246 BCE
    A Ptolemaic fleet uses Samos as a permanent base.
  • 205 BCE
    Philip V of Macedon take Samos.
  • 197 BCE
    Samos comes under the jurisdiction of Rhodes.
  • 188 BCE
    Rome gives Samos its independence.
  • 129 BCE
    Samos becomes part of the Roman province of Asia.
  • 39 BCE
    Mark Antony sacks Samos.