|330 May 11.||Inauguration of 'New Rome' by the Emperor Constantine I.|
|c. 330-79.||St. Basil the Great. The foundation of Greek monasticism.|
|4th-5th centuries.||The first period of Syrian hymnography: Ephrem.|
|5th century.||The beginnings of Byzantine hymnography: Auxentius.|
Development of Byzantine hymnography: the Kontakion.|
Anastasius, Kyriakus, and Romanus.
|635-7.||The conquest of Syria by the Arabs.|
|637.||The fall of Jerusalem.|
The third period of Byzantine hymnography: the Kanon.|
Andrew of Crete, John Damascene, Kosmas of Jerusalem.
|717-40.||Leo III the Isaurian.|
Outbreak of the Iconoclast controversy. Decree against|
|740-75.||Constantine V. Intensification of the Iconoclast movement.|
|780.||Death of Leo IV. His widow Irene regent 780-90, 792-7.|
Condemnation of Iconoclasm by the Seventh Oecumenical|
Council at Nicaea.
|8th century.||Syrian and South Italian hymnography.|
The Studion monastery in Constantinople becomes the|
centre of Byzantine hymnography. Theodore, Joseph,
|9th-12th centuries.||Early Byzantine notation.|
Council of Constantinople. End of the Iconoclast con-|
|867-1057.||The Macedonian Dynasty.|
|912-59.||Constantine VII Porphyrogennetus.|
|1081-1204.||The Comnenian Dynasty.|
End of hymnography in the East. Continuation in Sicily|
and southern Italy up to the 12th century.
|12th-15th centuries.||Middle Byzantine (Round) notation.|
|1261-1453.||The Palaeologan Dynasty.|
|1453, May 30.||The fall of Constantinople.|
Late Byzantine (Koukouzelian) notation. 'Kalophonic'|
|1821.||Reform of musical notation by Chrysanthos of Madytos.|