Ancient Precursors of Western Music

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Events

Persian Wars

490 BCE

Athens at war with Sparta

404 BCE

Birth of Christ

4 AD

Destruction of the Alexandrian Library

250 AD - 300 AD

Important People

David, King of the Jews

1010 BCE - 974 BCE

Solomon

974 BCE - 937 BCE

Pythagoras

582 BCE - 483 BCE

Buddha

563 BCE - 483 BCE

Confucius

551 BCE - 479 BCE

Aeschylus

525 BCE - 456 BCE

Sophocles

496 BCE - 406 BCE

Phidias

490 BCE - 432 BCE

Socrates

470 BCE - 390 BCE

Plato

427 BCE - 347 BCE

Praxiteles

390 BCE - 330 BCE

Aristotle

384 BCE - 322 BCE

Lysippus

360 BCE - 316 BCE

Alexander the Great

356 BCE - 323 BCE

Marcus Tullius Cicero

106 BCE - 43 BCE

Julius Caesar

100 BCE - 44 BCE

Publius Virgil

70 BCE - 19 BCE