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Protest and rebellion timeline
c. 650 BC
The inhabitants of Messenia revolt against Spartan rule and are reduced, in retaliation, to the status of serfs or helots
An earthquake in Sparta leads to an uprising by the helots, who take up a defensive position on Mount Ithome
Forces of the Delian League assist the Egyptians in a successful revolt against their Persian rulers
The Jewish leader Judas the Maccabee captures Jerusalem and cleanses the Temple
The Roman general Sulla takes the unprecedented step of marching upon Rome with a Roman army, to restore his own faction to power
Sulla takes Rome for the second time, after a battle at the Colline Gate, and then publishes his lethal 'proscriptions'
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