Visual Timeline: Greek Literature

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800 BCE - 700 BCE: Homer of Greece writes his Iliad and Odyssey.
 
 
700 BCE: Greek poet Hesiod writes his Theogony and Works and Days.
 
620 BCE - 570 BCE: Life of Sappho of Lesbos.
 
525 BCE - 456 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Aeschylus.
 
496 BCE - 406 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Sophocles.
 
484 BCE - 407 BCE: Life of Greek tragedy poet Euripides.
 
460 BCE - 380 BCE: Life of Greek comic poet Aristophanes.
 
460 BCE - 399 BCE: Life of Thucydides.
 
 
415 BCE: The Histories of Herodotus is published. The work is divided into nine chapters, each dedicated to one of the Muses.
 
371 BCE: Composition of Xenophon's memorabilia.
 
370 BCE: Composition of Xenophon's Anabasis.
 
 
350 BCE: Aristoxenos writes his theory of music treatise 'Harmonic Elements'.
 
340 BCE: The Greek poet and scholar Philitas is born on Kos.
 
200 BCE - 118 BCE: Life of the historian Polybius.
 
146 BCE: Polybius writes his Histories about the Roman conquest of Greece.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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