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Seven Wise Men of Greece

Seven Wise Men of Greece, list of men drawn from among the outstanding politicians and political philosophers of ancient Greece. Although such listings differed widely, a usual one included Bias, Chilon, Cleobulus, Periander, Pittacus, Solon, and Thales.

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  • Bias, Greek sage - Bias Bias , fl. 6th cent. B.C., Greek sage, b. Priene. He is at best semilegendary but was called ...
  • Pittacus - Pittacus Pittacus , c.650–c.570 B.C., Greek statesman and military leader; one of the Seven ...
  • Chilon - Chilon Chilon , 6th cent. B.C., one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He was a Spartan and brought ...
  • Periander - Periander Periander , d. 585 B.C., one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece, tyrant of Corinth. His rule ...
  • Thales - Thales Thales , c.636–c.546 B.C., pre-Socratic Greek philosopher of Miletus and reputed ...

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