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5000 BCE: The Cyclades are first inhabited by settlers from Asia Mnior.
3000 BCE - 2200 BCE: The first archaeological evidence of organised communities in the Cyclades.
3000 BCE - 2000 BCE: Distinctive minimalistic standing marble figurines are produced in the Cyclades.
2200 BCE - 1700 BCE: Evidence of town planning and more sophisticated architecture in the Cylades.
1700 BCE - 1400 BCE: The culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by Minoan Crete.
1400 BCE - 1100 BCE: Culture in the Cyclades is increasingly influenced by the Mycenaean civilization of mainland Greece.
1025 BCE: Migrants from Ionia settle on Naxos.
700 BCE - 600 BCE: Temples are built in honour of Apollo, Demeter and Dionysos on the island of Naxos.
600 BCE - 300 BCE: Dionysos appears on the coins of Naxos, Mende and various other Greek city states.
560 BCE: Naxos dedicates a large column and sphinx to the oracle of Apollo at Delphi.
499 BCE: Naxos is attacked by Darius' Persian forces.
490 BCE: Naxos is attacked for a second time by Persian forces.
478 BCE: Many Cycladic states join the Athenian led Delian League as a defence against Persian agression.
467 BCE: The island of Naxos rebels against Athenian dominance of the Delian League.
431 BCE - 404 BCE: The Cycladic city states side with Athens in the Peloponnesian war against Sparta and her allies.
377 BCE - 355 BCE: The Cycladic city states join Athens in the Second Athenian League against Sparta .
166 BCE: Rome gives dominion over the Cyclades to Athens.
41 BCE: Rome takes control over Naxos in the Cyclades.