Visual Timeline: Greek Philosophy

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610 BCE - 546 BCE: Life time of Anaximander.
 
 
585 BCE: Time in which Thales of Miletus lived.
 
585 BCE - 528 BCE: Time in which Anaximenes of Miletus lived.
 
 
585 BCE: A battle between Media and Lydia broke off immediately as a result a total eclipse of the sun and the two armies made peace. The eclipse was successfully predicted by Thales of Miletus.
 
571 BCE - 497 BCE: Life of Pythagoras of Samos.
 
492 BCE - 432 BCE: Life of the philosopher Empidocles of Agrigento.
 
485 BCE - 415 BCE: Life time of Protagoras of Abdera.
 
 
469 BCE - 399 BCE: Life of Socrates.
 
460 BCE - 370 BCE: Life of Democritus.
 
445 BCE: Leucippus of Abdera, the philosopher, conceives of the atomic universe. His pupil is Democritus.
 
445 BCE - 365 BCE: Life of Greek Cynic philosopher Antisthenes of Athens.
 
 
427 BCE: Plato is born at Athens, Greece.
 
 
407 BCE: Plato meets Socrates, abandons aspiration to be playwright.
 
404 BCE - 323 BCE: Life of Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope.
 
 
399 BCE: Trial and death of the philosopher Socrates, who taught in the court of the Agora.
 
 
384 BCE - 322 BCE: Life of Aristotle.
 
367 BCE: Aristotle begins studies in Athens at Plato's Academy.
 
360 BCE - 280 BCE: Life of Greek Philosopher Crates of Thebes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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