Periods of Greek History

ca. 3000 B.C.E. BRONZE AGE
ca. 2200 B.C.E. Greeks arrive in Greece (very approximate date!)
ca. 1580 B.C.E. Minoan-Mycenaean civilization
ca. 1100 B.C.E. DARK AGE
ca. 750 B.C.E. ARCHAIC PERIOD
ca. 500-323 B.C.E. CLASSICAL PERIOD (323 B.C.E. d. of Alexander)
323-31 B.C.E. HELLENISTIC PERIOD
146 B.C.E. Greece becomes Roman province
31 B.C.E.-324 C.E. ROMAN PERIOD (31 B.C.E. Battle of Actium)
324 C.E. Founding of Constantinople
5th-6th c. C.E. LATE ANTIQUITY; BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION begins
1453 C.E. Sack of Constantinople by Turks

C.E. and B.C.E. ("of the common era" and "before the common era") now tend to be used instead of A.D. and B.C. (anno Domini, "in the year of the Lord" and "before Christ).