Talk:5th century BC

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---The whole article should be removed, is an insult to the memory of mankind-

This century is one of the most importants in our history because some of the most brilliant persons ever coexisted: The founder of confucionanism ( Confucio),the founder of buddism( Buda), the founder of taoism ( Lao Tse), the founder of jainism (Mahavira) and of course all the greeks this article overrates.

Euro-centuric overview[edit]

Basically nothing really happened in the 5th century BCE outside of Ancient Greece? This really ought to be changed. Or the subtitle needs to be changed from "Overview" to "Overview of the 5th Century in Ancient Greece: the Center of the Universe" or something similar. ;) RobertM525 10:07, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

True, but this was an important era of Classic era Greece, the height of Athens and Sparta. In the next few days I can add some additional info in the beginning on Persia, China, India, Central America, etc.--PericlesofAthens 22:52, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Agree with RobertM525: this topic almost solely covers Athens in the fifth century - in itself a worthwhile topic. I would suggest that the title changes to 'Fifth Century Athens' and then invite contributors to expand the historical detail from a list of links. The rise of Athens during this period is a significant element in many history courses and I think it would be welcomed by readers.

Time to Move to BCE[edit]

BC is now considered a dated term, and the academic language should now be BCE (before common era). Noxiyu (talk) 07:36, 23 January 2017 (UTC)