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Chronicles of Darkness: 399 BCE
- 469–399 BCE: Life of Socrates. Known primarily through Plato’s works, Socrates develops a dialectical teaching method that challenges popular ideas and the thinking of the pre- Socratic sophists. Charged with corrupting youth and impiety by the Athenians, Socrates refuses the opportunity to flee and commits suicide, carrying out his own execution.