of classical Greek philosophy
first Greek philosopher was Thales, a native of Miletus in Asia
Minor in the 7th and 6th centuries BC.He tried to explain the world
through natural causes instead of blaming everything on supernatural
means. He believed water was the fundamental element of matter.
The greatest of the Greek philosophers were Socrates, Plato, and
Mahavira founded Jainism, one of India's major religions, in the
6th century BC. The movement began as a protest against Vedic Hinduism,
the orthodoxy of the Indian era.
Persian Empire under
Cyrus the Great
Cyrus II, known as Cyrus welded the Medes and the Persian tribes
into a single Persian, or Achaemenid, empire in the middle of the
6th century BC the Great.
the famous Greek philosopher