A Timeline of Socrates Life (According to Tom Wilkin)

Timeline created by tomw122
  • 399

    BC - The Death of Socrates

    BC - The Death of Socrates
    Socrates was sentenced to death, accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. He spoke his death plea (or rather didn't) in front of a jury of 500 people. Some of his students tried to free him but he refused, standing by his cause. He said "The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our ways - I to die and
    you to live. Which is better, God only knows".
  • 399

    BC - Socrates after Death

    BC - Socrates after Death
    Socrates is still remembered throughout history for forever changing modern society and many other things. He is one of the few philosophers thorugh-out history who was recognised for his work during his lifetime.
  • 420

    BC - Socrates and Western Society

    BC - Socrates and Western Society
    Socrates is also praised for laying the groundwork for all of modern Western society - his principles of logic and philosophy are used to this day.
  • 430

    BC - Birth of Socrates Children

    BC - Birth of Socrates Children
    Socrates children were born around this time.
  • 432

    BC - Socrates and the Academy

     BC - Socrates and the Academy
    Socrates created a school with one of his students known as Plato. This great instituion was called the Academy where they taught anyone who wanted to expand their mind. Socrates used this school to test out his Socratic method of thinking
  • 435

    BC - Socrates Marriage

    BC - Socrates Marriage
    Socrates married a young woman named Xanthippe who bore him three sons - Lamprocles. Menexenus and Sophronicus.
  • 445

    BC - Socrates in the Atheninan army

    BC - Socrates in the Atheninan army
    Athenian law declared that all able-bodied men between the ages of 20 and 60 were to serve in the Greek army. Socrates was said to have been a very honourable warrior who fought in a number of extremely important battles. In one of these battles he saved a future war commissioner for Greece.
  • 450

    BC - Socrates as an Adolescent

    BC - Socrates as an Adolescent
    Aa a teenager Socrates worked with his his dad carrying on the family tradition of stonemasonry. It is said that he even worked on the Statue of the Three Graces which stood near the Acropolis until 2 AD. He worked as a stonemason for many years before becoming a philosopher .
  • 462

    BC - The Education of Socrates

    BC - The Education of Socrates
    Because he wasn't a royal Socrates received a basic Greek education as was the custom at the time. When he was at school Socrates studied the teachings of other philosophers.
  • 469

    BC - Socrates is Born

    BC - Socrates is Born
    Socrates was born in 469 BC on an unknown date in Athens, Greece. He was the son of Sophronicus, an Athenian stone mason and Phaeranete, a midwife. Records state that his family were poor but humble.
  • Period:
    399
    to
    469

    A Timeline of Socrates LIfe (According to Tom Wilkin)

    Today Socrates methods of solving problems are still being used and he has inspired millions of people, young and old.