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Encyclopedia > 337 BCE

Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC


Decades: 380s BC - 370s BC - 360s BC - 350s BC - 340s BC - 330s BC _ 320s BC - 310s BC - 300s BC - 290s BC - 280s BC


Years: 342 BC - 341 BC _ 340 BC - 339 BC - 338 BC - 337 BC - 336 BC - 335 BC - 334 BC - 333 BC _ 332 BC


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Legalism (568 words)
645 BCE), prime minister of the state of Ch'i, whose teachings are supposed to be represented by the Kuan-tzu.
Shang Yang was particularly important for the development of legalism since it was he who served as governor of the state of Ch'in and strengthened it to the extent that it was able to unify China in the following century.
In 207 BCE the Ch'in dynasty was overthrown and replaced by the Han dynasty, which favoured Confucianism.
Achaemenid period (553 bce - 330 bce) (1216 words)
In the middle of the sixth century BCE, the Achaemanid clan of the Persians was headed by Cyrus, who ruled, under Median domination, as sub-king of Parsa, or Persis.
In 553 BCE Cyrus led a revolt that resulted in the overthrow of the Median ruler and the rise to the power of the Achaemenids.
A more ambitious to subjugate the Greeks was attempted by Xerxes, but after a navel disaster at Salamis in 480 BCE and a decimation of the land forces at Plataea the next year, the invading forces were withdrawn to the shores of Asia Minor.
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