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    Early Mythopoeic Thought: 3000 - 500 BC

    • 3000 BC: Pharaoh is worshiped by the Egyptians
    • 2500 BC: The beginnings of the Isis and Osiris cult in Egypt
    • 2000 BC: Stonehenge is built in England
    • 1385: Akhenaton attempts to establish monotheism in Egypt with the worship of Anton, the sun disc.
    • 850-800 BC: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
    • d. 701 BC: The Prophet Isaiah
    • d. 585 BC: The Prophet Jeremiah

    Ancient Greek Philosophy: 585-250 BC

    • Hellenic Philosophy: 585-350 BC

      • c. 585 BC: Thales of Miletus begins the development of philosophy by speculating about the nature of the "cosmos."
      • c. 500-c. 480 BC: Pythagoras of Samos
      • c. 480-411 BC: Protagoras
      • 469-399 BC: Socrates
      • c. 427-347 BC: Plato
      • 384-322 BC: Aristotle

      The Hellenistic Philosophers: 350-200 BC

      • c. 341-270 BC: Epicurus begins the Epicurean school of philosophy
      • c. 335-263 BC: Zeno of Citium begins the Stoic school of philosophy
      • fl. 300: Euclid--The Elements of Geometry
      • 287-212: Archimedes

    Greco Roman Thought: 250 BC-AD 500

    Greco-Roman Philosophy

    • 106-43 BC: Marcus Tullius Cicero
    • 60 BC: Lucretius writes "De reum natura."
    • 3? BC-65-AD: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    • 161-180: Marcus Aurelius

    The Church Fathers

    • d. 215: Clement of Alexandria
    • 182-251: Origen
    • 264-340: Eusebius
    • 329-389: John Chrysostum
    • 340-397: Ambrose
    • 354-430: Augustine of Hippo

    Theology and Philosophy in Germanic Europe: AD 500-1600

    The Scholastic Age: 1000-1500

    • 1079-1142: Peter Abelard
    • 1217-1274: Bonaventure
    • 1265 (?) - 1308: John Duns Scotus
    • c. 1225-1274: Thomas Aqinas
    • 1285-1349: William of Ockham

    The Reformation: 1400-1700

    • 1483-1546: Martin Luther
    • 1509-1564: John Calvin
    • 1491-1556: Igatius Loyola
    • 1623-1662: Blaise Pascal

    Modern Thought

    Modern Philosophy: 1600-2000

    Modern Theology: 1600-2000

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