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Hippocrates' Lifetime (and the many events in which occurred during his life in Ancient Greece)

  • Period: 510 BCE to 323 BCE

    Hippocratic Corpus

    The Hippocratic Corpus was written during the last decades of the fifth century BCE and the first half of the fourth century (the Classical period (may be known as the Hellenic period).
  • Period: 500 BCE to 201 BCE

    Hippocratic Oath

    The Hippocratic Oath was written in Ionic Greek, possibly in the late fifth century BCE. Scholars strongly believe that Hippocrates himself or one of his students continued to write the Hippocratic Oath from the fifth century BCE to the third century BCE.
  • Period: 461 BCE to 429 BCE

    The Age of Pericles

    Pericles rebuilt Athens after the Golden Age, and also created the Parthenon(a temple dedicated to the Greek Goddess Athena).
  • 460 BCE

    Hippocrates' Birth

    The year in which Hippocrates was born. His parents were Heraclides and Praxithea.
  • 441 BCE

    Euripides' First Tragedy

    Euripides writes his first tragedy. He was most known by his unusual twist to traditional myths when composing written pieces.
  • Period: 435 BCE to 350 BCE

    Draco and Thessalus

    As there are no exact dates of when Draco and Thessalus were born and when they died, and only information that explains that they were born during the early fifth century and died during the fourth century, I will be making up some rough dtaes.
  • Period: 431 BCE to 404 BCE

    Peloponnesian War

    Primary sources provide the information that Hippocrates reached the height of his career during this period of time. The Peloponnesian War was a battle between the Delian League and Sparta.
  • 430 BCE

    Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Athens

    The 'bubonic plague' is the most common type of the plague to exist and can be caught if a rodent, such as a rat, bites you. This happened to reach Athens, and more specifically, reached Hippocrates.
  • Period: 430 BCE to 427 BCE

    Battling the Plague

    Hippocrates' skill in the area of medicine was put to the test, as he caught the plague for three years in Athens. After the three-year period, he not only cured himself but many others.
  • 399 BCE

    Socrates Executed

    This is the year in which the philosopher Socrates was executed for his opposition of the Thirty Tyrants (a small group of pro-spartan people having control of Athens after their defeat during the Peloponnesian War).
  • 387 BCE

    Plato founds the Platonic Academy

    In Athens, Plato founded a philosophy school in which Aristotle eventually attended for twenty years.
  • 384 BCE

    Aristotle's Brith

    Aristotle was a Greek philosopher, scientist, and teacher who, like Plato, founded his own school.
  • 371 BCE

    Peloponnesian War DEFEAT

    A battle was held at the town of Leuctra, which decided the winner of the war. "The Battle of Leuctra in 371 BCE gave Thebes a decisive victory over Sparta and established Thebes as the most powerful city-state in Greece. The victory was achieved through the daring and brilliant pre-meditated tactics of the Theban general who smashed the Spartan hoplites and put to rest the myth of invincibility that Sparta had enjoyed for centuries." (Ancient History Encyclopedia, 2013, Mark Cartwright)
  • 370 BCE

    Hippocrates' Death

    The year in which Hippocrates died. He was married to Doriana, and had two sons, Draco and Thessalus. The actual year of his death is unknown, but the main date is 370 BCE.