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  Island of Freedom - Sophocles
As a young man, he was chosen to lead the chorus of youths who celebrated the naval victory at Salamís in 480 BC.
In 468 BC, at the age of 28, he defeated Aeschylus, whose preeminence as a tragic poet had long been undisputed, in a dramatic competition.
His life, which ended in 406 BC at about the age of 90, coincided with the period of Athenian greatness.
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  Sophocles - MSN Encarta
Sophocles was born about 496 bc in Colonus Hippius (now part of Athens), the son of Sophillus, reportedly a wealthy armor-maker.
In 468 bc, at the age of 28, he defeated Aeschylus, whose preeminence as a tragic poet had long been undisputed, in a dramatic competition.
Of the surviving tragedies the earliest is thought to be Ajax (circa 451-444 bc).
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 Zhou Dynasty
In 771 BC, after King You had replaced his queen with a concubine Baosi, he was then sacked by the joint force of the queen's father, who was the powerful Marquess of Shen, and the barbarians.
The capital was moved eastward in 722 BC to Luoyang in present-day Henan Province.
The first, from 722 to 481 BC, is called the Spring and Autumn Period, after a famous historical chronicle of the time; the second is known as the Warring States Period.
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 Mycenae - MSN Encarta
Mycenae, ancient city, near the modern town of Minaiki, in the plain of Argolis, Greece, which was founded in the 16th century bc, during the Early Bronze Age, but which reached its height in the 14th and 13th centuries bc, during the Late Bronze Age, replacing Minoan culture as the most powerful entity.
The reasons for this decline are unclear, and may lie in a combination of political instability, the arrival of the Dorians from the north, and such environmental factors as drought or famine.
In about 468 bc it was again besieged and destroyed, this time by the inhabitants of Argos, and never rebuilt.
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 Dionysia Information
This festival was held about three months after the rural Dionysia, during the month of Elaphebolion (corresponding to the end of March and the beginning of April), probably to celebrate the end of winter and the harvesting of the year's crops.
It is unknown where the proagon originally took place, but after the mid-5th century BC it was held in the Odeon of Pericles on the Acropolis.
During the pompe, the Theatre of Dionysus was purified by the sacrifice of a young pig.
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In the historical period, Tiryns was often subject to Argos, although during the Persian Wars it was independent and in 479 bc sent troops to fight the Persians at Plataea.
Some time later, probably about 468 bc, the city was taken by the Argives; after this period, Tiryns remained uninhabited and only the massive walls of its citadel were left standing, the wonder and admiration of later ages.
The city seems to have been inhabited from the 3d millennium bc and to have attained its greatest splendor in the late Mycenaean period (c.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
468 BC Zhou Zhen Ding Wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
466 BC - The Greek colony of Taras, in Magna Graecia, is defeated by Iapyges, a native population of ancient Apulia; Tarentine monarchy falls, with the installation of a democracy and the expulsion of the Pythagoreans.
465 BC - King Xerxes I of the Persian Empire is murdered by Artabanus the Hyrcanian.
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468?, BC, Syracuse, Sicily lyric poet and epigrammatist from the Aegean island of Ceos.
His lines on the Spartan rear guard that held the pass of Thermopylae against the Persians in 480 BC are a memorable epitaph, and such was his fame that many epigrams were later wrongfully ascribed to him.
The fragments of his dithyrambic (impassioned, chanted) poetry, which are known to have been successful in many Athenian competitions, the remains of his choral lyrics, and his epigrams indicate that he was well-suited to express the Panhellenic ideals of the new age that developed after the Greek victories over Persia.
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850 BC: (9th century BC date in question) Homer writes the Iliad and the Odyssey.
480: BC Second Persian invasion of Greece, Spartans are defeated at Thermopylae, Athens is occupied by the Persians.
443 - 429 BC: Pericles is leader of Athens during the Golden Age.
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 Bacchylides Biography
(468 BC) was possibly written at Syracuse, as verses 15 and 16 suggest.
The Alexandrian grammarian Didymus (circa 30 BC) wrote a commentary on the epinikian odes of Bacchylides.
This custom arose in the second half of the 6th century BC, the age in which the games at the four great Greek festivals reached the fulness of their popularity.
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 Educational Information And Educational Aids
In 468 BC, at the age of 28, he defeated Aeschylus, whose pre-eminence as a tragic poet had long been undisputed, in a dramatic competition.
Born in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, an astronomer.
3000-1200 BC) in the basin of the Aegean Sea, mainly on Crete, the Cyclades, and the mainland of Greece.
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 Greek Theater - Crystalinks
The dithyrambs may have begun as frenzied improvisations but in the 600s BC, the poet Arion is credited with developing the dithyramb into a formalized narrative sung by a chorus.
Then, in the 500s BC, a poet named Thespis is credited with innovating a new style in which a solo actor performed the speeches of the characters in the narrative (using masks to distinguish between the different characters).
By the 5th century BC, theatre had become formalized and was a major part of Athenian culture and civic pride, and this century is normally regarded as the Golden Age of Greek drama.
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 List of Classical Writers: THE TRAGIC POETS 1
One of the early tragic poets who flourished at Athens at the beginning of the fifth century, B.C., and whose combined efforts brought the art to its perfection, was a native of Phlius, and was therefore by birth a Dorian.
He was one of the 30 tyrants established in B.C. 404, was conspicuous above all his colleagues for rapacity and cruelty, sparing not even Socrates himself, and took the lead in the prosecution of Theramenes when he set himself against the continuance of the reign of terror.
An Athenian tragic poet at the close of the fifth century B.C., who is only known by one passage in Aristophanes, which is, however, quite enough to show the sort of estimation in which he was held.
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 Ancient Literature
Herodotus of Halicarnassus was born about 484 BC and died some 60 years later.
Xenophon the Athenian was born 431 BC He was a pupil of Socrates.
B.C. and eventually was freed by his master.
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 Anvient Tyrins, the palace
n the Achaean period (13c BC) Tiryns was subject to Mycenae and under Agamemnon took part in the Trojan war.
During the Dorian invasion (12c BC) it was an independent kingdom with about 15000 inhabitants.
In 468 BC the Argives captured the city and laid it waste, its role was finished.
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 Ancient Nubia: Map and History of Rulers
Taharqa's twenty six year reign (690-664 BC) stands out from any other in the Third Intermediate Period by the extent of the building program he implemented in the first sixteen years of his reign, and the extent of the fighting with the Assyrians in the later years.
By 653 BC, Nubian 25th Dynasty dominance of Egypt was at an end, and also the old dynastic culture that the Nubians tried to restore.
Nubian dignitaries in the Tomb of Huy, 1320 BC
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 Asia Minor Coins - Pamphylia
It is certain that from the seventh century BC on, the Pamphylians traded with the Greeks.
However, because of the decline of the Seleucid empire, the region was politically unstable and the eastern town Coracesium became the capital of the Cilician pirates.
Pamphylia was first part of a province called Cilicia; in 43 BC it was added to Asia; twelve years later, general Octavian (the future emperor Augustus) made it part of Galatia; the emperor Vespasian created a new province called Lycia and Pamphylia (after 70 AD).
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 Mahavira - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mahavira (traditionally, 599-527 bc; according to modern scholarship, 540?-468?
bc), 24th and most recent tirthankara (ford-maker) of Jainism, a...
Writing in the 9th century, Jain mathematician Mahavira stated rules for operations with zero, although he thought that division by zero left a...
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 Greek Poets 2- Crystalinks
Three hundred and forty years after his death, Aristeas appeared in Metapontum in Southern Italy to command that a statue of himself be set up and a new altar dedicated to Apollo, saying that since his death he had been travelling with Apollo in the form of a sacred raven.
Bacchylides, Ancient Greek lyric poet, was born at Iulis, in the island of Ceos.
240 BC) was a Greek poet and grammarian, a native of Cyrene and a descendant of the illustrious house of the Battiadae, whence he was sometimes called Battiades (e.g., in Catullus's 65th poem).
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850 - 750 B.C The Phoenician-led Renaissance at Kition.
Then in 450 B.C. there was Cimons expedition to liberate Cyprus from Persia, but in 448 B.C. Cyprus is left firmly in the control of the Persians and Later Evagoras 1st became the king of Salamis, by 391 he was the master of all Cyprus.
58 BC - 395 AD: Cyprus is reduced to the state of a Roman province and then in 47 B.C. Cyprus is returned to Egyptian rule by Julius Caesar until the suicide of Cleopatra in 30 B.C. when Cyprus became part of the Roman Empire : 350 years of quiet provincial prosperity.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 468 BC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 468 BC Advanced Search
Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC
Decades: 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC
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 Greek Timeframe
468 BC Sophocles writes his first tragic victory.
384 BC Aristotle, student of Plato, is born.
332 BC Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeats Persians at Issus in 333 BC and is given Egypt by the Persian Satrap.
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Vardhaman was born in 540 BC, the son of a chief of the Janatrika clan, in South Nepal.
In 468 BC he fasted to death at the age of 72.
Siddhartha Gautama was born in 563 BC, the son of a noble who lived at the foot of the Himalayan mountains in Northern India.
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Born around 496 BC, the son of a wealthy armour manufacturer, his charm and physical grace won an enduring popularity — 'contented among the living, contented among the dead', said Aristophanes.
Sophocles was born in an aristocratic family at Colonus about 496 BC and died the same year as Euripides in 406 BC.
In 442 BC he was a president of the imperial treasury and responsible for collecting the annual tribute of 300 cities.
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In the second millennium BC Mycenae was one of the major centres of Greek civilization, a military stronghold which dominated much of southern Greece.
In around 1350 BC the fortifications on the acropolis, and other surrounding hills, were rebuilt in a style known as "cyclopaean," because the blocks of stone used were so massive that they were thought in later ages to be the work of the one-eyed giants known as Cyclops.
By 1200 BC, however, the power of Mycenae was declining; during the 12th century, Mycenaean dominance collapsed.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Aeschylus   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Probably born in 525 BC at Eleusis on the coast northwest of Athens, he fought against the Persian invaders at Marathon in 490 BC (where his brother Cynegeirus may have died), and possibly also at Salamis in 480 and Plataea in 479.
By the early fifth-century BC Phrynichus and other playwrights were using an actor to alternate with the chorus, widening the dramatic possibilities by allowing the identification of specific characters in the performance.
By 458 BC and the performance of Aeschylus' Oresteia Trilogy (a modern title comprising the trilogy of the Agamemnon, the Libation-Bearers and the Eumenides), the use of a second actor was more developed, as were the physical resources such as the raised stage and moving backdrops.
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 Ethics of Greek Theatre by Sanderson Beck
At the beginning of the fifth century BC Athens' Dionysian festival became more organized, and Aeschylus began presenting tragedies in 499 BC along with Thespis, Pratinas, Choerilus, and Phrynichus, who was fined for reminding Athenians of their grief for the defeat by the Persians in The Capture of Miletus.
The earliest of his seven extant plays, The Persians, was produced by Pericles in 472 BC and did win, as it reminded the Athenians of their glorious triumph over the Persians at Salamis in 480 BC.
In 408 BC Euripides retired to the court of Macedonia, where he was honored by King Archelaus and died shortly before Sophocles in 406 BC.
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 THE ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA & THEATRE HISTORY PAGE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Between 600 and 200 BC, the ancient Athenians created a theatre culture whose form, technique and terminology have lasted two millennia, and they created plays that are still considered among the greatest works of world drama.
Aeschylus' death in 456 BC coincided with the beginning of the Periclean Age, a period during which Athens' population grew to 150,000, its government embraced democracy (although two-thirds of its population were slaves), and the arts flourished.
In 468 BC, Aeschylus was defeated in the tragedy competition by Sophocles.
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 5th century BC information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 5th and 6th centuries BC are a period of philosophical brilliance among advanced civilizations.
Sophocles of Athens, playwright (496 - 406 BC).
Socrates of Athens, philosopher (470 - 399 BC).
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 GradeSaver: ClassicNote: Biography of Sophocles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Greek playwright Sophocles was born in 496 BC at Colonus, near Athens.
In 468 BC, his debut dramatic production took first prize at the festival of Dionysis - no small feat for a beginner in his twenties, especially considering that among his competitors was the great Aeschylus.
He was the most prolific of the three great Greek tragedians, writing 120 plays over the span of his remarkable career.
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 To Safeguard Democracy
BC) was one of the men who fought in the Battle of Marathon.
Thucydides (460?-400 BC) was also ostracized, simply because he couldn't get the Athenian fleet to Amphipolis fast enough to save the city from falling into the hands of the Persians in 424 BC.
BC) seems to have been a man with a turncoat history.
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