History of Ideas

0004 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist. He was a tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero.

0004-10-10 14:32:03

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ was born in Judea and was the most important figure in history.

0010 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Roman emperor from 41 to 54. A member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He was the first Roman Emperor to be born outside Italy.

0012-10-10 14:32:03


Caligula was the popular nickname of Roman emperor Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus. He was part of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.

0037-10-10 14:32:03


Roman Emperor from 54 to 68, and the last in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. Nero was adopted by his grand-uncle Claudius to become his successor.

0042 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Tiberius was a Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Tiberius was the son of Tiberius Claudius Nero.

0056-10-10 14:32:03

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

A Roman senator and historian.

0063 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Siege in Jerusalem

This occurred during Pompey's campaigns in the east.

0070 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Ancient Roman poet of the Augustan Period.

0095 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Tiitus Lecretius Carus

Roman Poet and Philosopher

0098-10-10 14:32:03


Emperor of the Ancient Rome.

0100 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Julius Caesar

Roman statesman and general. He played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire.

0106 BC-10-10 14:32:03


A Roman political leader supported by Cicero.

0106 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer, orator, political theorist, consul and constitutionalist.

0121-10-10 14:32:03

Marcus Aurelius

Emperor of Ancient Rome

0205-10-10 14:32:03


A major philosopher of the ancient world, Plotinus' philosophy is composed of three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul.

0234 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Cato the Cato

Cato Censorius was a famous Roman Statesman

0247 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Carthaginian military commander

0272-10-10 14:32:03


Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD.

0314-10-10 14:32:03

Pope Sylvester I

The successor of Pope Militates.

0331-10-10 14:32:03

Julian the Apostate

Roman Emperor for 3 years starting in 361, also a notable philosopher and author in Greek language.

0335 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Zeno the Stoic

The founder of the Stoic school of philosophy, where he taught in Athens from about 300 BC.

0341 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Epicurus was an Ancient Greek philosopher and founded the school of philosophy called Epicureanism.

0354-10-10 14:32:03

Augustine of Hippo

The Christian philosopher and theologian St. Augustine is best known for "The Confessions" and "The City of God." He is one of the most influential Christian writers.

0356 BC-10-10 14:32:03

Alexander the Great

Early king of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon.

0365 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Writer of Elements of Geometry. Euclid was an incomparable teacher, and very influential in mechanics, astronomy, and mathematics.

0384 BC-10-10 14:32:03


Known as "The Philosopher" and taught Alexander the Great.

0410-10-10 14:32:03

The Fall of Rome

The period of decline in the Western Roman Empire. Its vast territory was divided into two parts.

0424 BC-10-10 14:32:03


One of the most important philosophers of Western philosophy. The founder of the Academy of Athens.

0450 BC-01-01 00:00:00

The Twelve Tables

The legislation that was the foundation of Roman law.

0460 BC-01-01 00:00:00


The man who decided to abandon everything to be and travel. He ended up discoing the Atomic Theory.

0460 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Successor of Herodotus; a Greek historian and Athenian general.

0469 BC-01-01 00:00:00


The creator of the Socratic Method of teaching and the tutor of Plato.

0480-10-10 14:32:03

Benedict of Nursia

Christian saint, who was honored by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church as the patron saint of Europe and students.

0480-10-10 14:32:03


Commonly called "Boethius," Anicius Manlius Severinus Boëthius, was a Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher.

0482-03-23 10:44:26

Justinian I

Eastern Roman Byzantine Emperor.

0484 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Ancient Greek historian, a contemporary of Socrates, Herodotus was known as "The Father of History" by Cicero.

0484 BC-01-01 00:00:00


The third great Greek tragedian of the fifth century BC.

0490 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher, recognized as a Sophist by Plato.

0496 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Ancient Greek tragedian.

0500 BC-01-01 00:00:00

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Christian theologian and philosopher of the late 5th to early 6th century.

0500-03-23 10:44:26

Dark Ages

Also known as "The Middle Ages," this time period is called "Dark " for two reasons. There is not as much known about this time period than others and this period is filled with troubles and complications.

0515 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who founded the Eleatic School of Philosophy.

0519 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Xerxes the Great was the fourth king of Achaemenid Empire.

0525 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Ancient Greek Tragedian, the father of tragedy.

0540 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher from Ephesus.

0551 BC-01-01 00:00:00


Confucius was a teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of Chinese history.

0560-03-23 10:44:26


Muhammad received a message from God. It is said that the Angel Gabriel appeared to him in a vision.

0563 BC-01-01 00:00:00

Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha)

"The Enlightened One" spent his life searching for answers to the pain in life.

0570 BC-01-01 00:00:00


The most famous man from the island of Samos, Pythagoras is considered the inventor of Mathematics with his brotherhood, the Pythagoreans.

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