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Introduction: Where Were the Greek Intellectuals Active?

This module is a representation of the primary residences of all the significant intellectuals (i.e. poets, philosophers, historians, mathematicians, etc.) of the Greek world from the eighth century BC until the death of Alexander in 323. It is an attempt to show the variety of city-states throughout the Mediterranean that generated intellectual activity, as well as the various changes throughout major time periods. It also reinforces the notion that, while activity was certainly concentrated in Athens during the fifth century, thinkers came from all over the Greek world, as far east as Asia Minor and as far west as Sicily. As some of the figures were active over many decades, they have been placed in the time period that best reflects their respective dates of floruit.