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Aristotle Biography 10: Timeline

Aristotle

The life and time of the Greek Philosopher


Timeline


Year BC and Event

For philosophers, their year of flourishing is given.


1250?     Troy falls, after a 10 year siege.

776     First Olympiad.

- 700     A Greek written alphabet emerges.

- 700     Homer, Hesiod

- 600     Callinus, Archilocus, Sappho, Alcaeus, Tyrtaios (all poets)

598     Solon (fl., politician, poet)

594     Athens gets a constitution written by Solon.

585?     Thales (fl., philosopher)

559     Solon dies.

550     Thespis (fl., playwright)

530     Theognis (fl., poet)

510     Anacreon (fl., poet)

508-502     Democracy introduced in Athens, by Cleisthenes.

487     Ostracism introduced, to expel citizens for ten years.

485     Aeschylus 525?-456 (fl., playwright)

482     Pindar 522-440? (fl., poet)

480     Persians destroy Athens.

468     Sophocles wins over Aeschylus in drama contest.

456     Sophocles 496?-406? (fl., playwright)

451     Law: both parents Athenian, for a child to be citizen (repealed in 429, reenacted in 403).

448     End of the Persian wars.

447-432     Parthenon constructed.

443     Pericles rules Athens.

441     Euripides wins over Sophocles in drama contest.

440     Euripides 480?-406? (fl., playwright)

431     Peleponnesian war, between Athens and Sparta, begins.

430-427     Plague kills about a quarter of Athens' population.

430     Socrates 469?-399 (fl., philosopher)

429     Pericles dies of the plague.

421     Athen and Sparta negotiate a peace, lasting 50 years.

413     Syracuse defeats Athenian forces.

411     The (short) oligarchy of the four hundred in Athens.

409     Amyntas III of Macedonia (fl., king)

408     Aristophanes 448?-385 (fl., playwright)

406     Sophocles and Euripides die.

405     Dionysius I rules Syracuse.

404     Peleponnesian war ends, Athens surrenders to Sparta.

404-403     Oligarchy of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens.

400?     Pella is made capital of Macedonia.

399     Socrates dies.

396     Isocrates (fl., philosopher)

395-387     Corinthian war against Sparta.

390?     Dionysius I of Syracuse c.430-367 (fl., king)

388     Plato opens the Academy.

388/387     Plato 427-347 (fl., philosopher)

387(?)     Plato's first visit to Syracuse.

387     The King's peace, Greek settlement with Persia.

385     Aristophanes dies.

384     Aristotle is born.

374?     Nicomachus, Aristotle's father, dies.

369     Dion 409-354 (fl., politician)

369     Amyntas III of Macedonia dies.

368-365     Ptolemy ruler of Macedonia.

368     Eudoxus of Cnidus 408-355 (fl., philosopher)

367     Dionysius I dies, Dionysius II is king of Syracuse.

367-365     Plato's second voyage to Sicily.

367     Aristotle enrolls in the Academy.

367?     Speusippus 407?-339 (fl., Academy)

365?     Eubulis 405?-335 (fl., comedy playwright)

361-360     Plato's third voyage to Sicily.

360     Heraclides of Pontus (fl., Academy)

359     Philip II of Macedonia begins his rule.

357     Dion takes over Syracuse. Dionysius II is exiled.

357-353     The Social war, Athens against its allies.

356     Xenocrates 396-314 (fl., Academy)

356     Alexander the Great is born.

355     Eudoxus of Cnidus dies.

355?     Dionysius II of Syracuse 395?-337? (fl., king)

354     Dion is killed.

348     Stagira conquered by Philip II.

347     In spring, anti-Macedonians gain the power in Athens.

347     Aristotle and Xenocrates travel to Atarneus and Assos.

347     Plato dies in May, Speusippus leads the Academy.

347/6(?)     Aristotle marries Pythias.

347/346-345     Dionysius II again king of Syracuse.

346     Athen makes treaty with Philip II of Macedonia.

345-344     Aristotle travels to Lesbos, works with Theophrastus.

344?     Aristotle and Theophrastus travel to Stagira?

344     Aristotle 384-322 (fl., philosopher)

343/342     Aristotle travels to Mieza, to be Alexander's tutor.

342     Philip II of Macedonia (fl., king)

341/340     Hermias is killed by the Persians.

340?     Aristotle's tutorship of Alexander ends? But DH says 8 years of tutoring.

340/339     Philip is at war, Alexander is king in his absence.

339     Speusippus dies.

338     Philip II defeats the Greeks, Hellenic League is formed.

338     Xenocrates is voted to lead the Academy.

338     Isocrates dies.

337     Greek war on Persia is declared.

336     Philip II is killed, Alexander III (the Great) is king.

335     Athens and other cities fail a revolt against Alexander.

335     Aristotle travels to Athens and opens the Lyceum.

335?     Alexis 375?-275 (fl., comedy playwright)

330     Theophrastus 370-286 (fl., Lyceum)

327     Alexander marries Bactrian princess Roxane.

327     Callisthenes executed by order of Alexander.

324     Hephaestion is made second-in-command, hipparch.

324     Alexander marries Darius' daughter Barsine.

324     Hephaestion (357?-324), Alexander's companion, dies.

323     Alexander the Great dies in June.

323/322     Aristotle travels to Chalkis (no later than spring 322).

322     Aristotle dies, Theophrastus leads the Lyceum.

314     Xenocrates dies, Polemo leads the Academy.

302     Menander 342-291 (fl., playwright)

286     Theophrastus dies.

286     Strato becomes head of the Lyceum.

268     Strato dies.

197     Rome conquers Macedonia.

146     Rome conquers Greece.

86     Rome sacks Athens.


Year AD

85?     Plutarch 45?-125? (Fl., priest, writer)

529     Emperor Justinian closes the pagan schools.


Aristotle dates are from Düring, Ingemar, Aristoteles. Darstellung ind Interpretation seines Denkens, Heidelberg 1966, p.1f.



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