EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY II
THALES [11 DK]P Chronology (P1)
P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert.
φησὶ δ᾽ ᾽Απολλόδωρος ἐν τοῖς Χρονικοῖς [FGrHist 244 F28] γεγενῆσθαι αὐτὸν κατὰ τὸ πρῶτον ἔτος τῆς τριακοστῆς πέμπτης1 ᾽Ολυμπιάδος. ἐτελεύτησε δ᾽ ἐτῶν ἑβδομήκοντα ὀκτώ, ἤ, ὡς Σωσικράτης φησίν [Frag. 1 Giannattasio Andria], ἐνενήκοντα· τελευτῆσαι γὰρ ἐπὶ τῆς πεντηκοστῆς ὀγδόης ᾽Ολυμπιάδος, γεγονότα κατὰ Κροῖσον [. . .].
καὶ πρῶτος σοφὸς ὠνομάσθη ἄρχοντος ᾽Αθήνησι Δαμασίου, καθ᾽ ὃν καὶ οἱ ἑπτὰ σοφοὶ ἐκλήθησαν, ὥς φησι Δημήτριος ὁ Φαληρεὺς ἐν τῇ τῶν Ἀρχόντων ἀναγραφῇ [Frag. 149 Wehrli].
THALESP Chronology (P1)
P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius
Apollodorus in his Chronicles says that he was born in the first year of the 35th Olympiad [= 640/39].1 He died at the age of seventy-eight; or, as Sosicrates says, at ninety; for he died during the 58th Olympiad [= 548/44], having lived at the time of Croesus [. . .].2
And he was first called a “sage” when Damasius was archon in Athens [= 582/81]; it was during this time that the Seven Sages were named, as Demetrius of Phalerum says in his Catalog of the Archons [cf. R2–R4].