-0460 – Zeno (of Elea) – bio

Zeno of Elea, was born around -460 in southern Italy and influenced the thinking and work of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Zeno studied under the philospher Parmenides and became famous for posing paradoxical problems. Plato wrote a dialogue called “Parmenides”, which is our primary source on the thinking of Zeno.

PRECURSOR:
-0575 – Pythagoras

CONCURRENT:
-0515 – Parmenides
-0469 – Socrates
-0460 – Democritus

SUCCESSOR:
-0425 – Plato
-0408 – Eudoxus
-0384 – Aristotle
-0276 – Eratosthenes
1401 – Nicholas of Cusa

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