Visual Timeline: Socrates

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469 BCE - 399 BCE: Life of Socrates.
 
 
427 BCE: Plato is born at Athens, Greece.
 
 
407 BCE: Plato meets Socrates, abandons aspiration to be playwright.
 
 
403 BCE: Plato turns away from politics toward philosophy.
 
403 BCE - 401 BCE: Xenophon is a disciple of Socrates.
 
 
399 BCE: Trial and death of the philosopher Socrates, who taught in the court of the Agora.
 
399 BCE: The Athenian dÄ“mos pass the death sentence on Socrates.
 
398 BCE: Plato flees to Megara with other followers of Socrates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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