CHILON

Sparta
6th century B.C.





BIOGRAPHY

One of the Seven Sages of Ancient Greece, Chilon was the son of Damagetus, and lived during the 6th century BC. In 566 BC he served as a state overseer ( greek world ephoros) to give prestige to this government position. It might be possible that he quoted the famous know your self and never exaggerate maxims, carved on the wall of the Apollo Temple in Delphi. Tradition mentions that he died of joy when he hugged his son after winning in the Olympics. A few of his maxims was saved to our days, and a small collection was presented only at the beginning of the 20th century.