Persian period (600-350bce)

Culture

Earliest Roman inscriptions.

Greek playwrights like: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes.

Pythagorus and other Greek philosophers and mathematicians.

First coins.

Herodotus (father of history).

Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Rome becomes walled city.

First Wall of China.

Rome gains independance.

Religion

Greek choral music.

Confucius, Gautama Buddha, Zoroaster, Lao-tse.

Roman laws codified.

Technology

Phoenician ship, commissioned by pharaoh Necho, sails round Africa.

Prediction of eclipse of the sun.

Indians perform cataract operations.

Hippocrates.

Catapults.

Iron working in China.