7th century B.C.


A Greek philosopher who lived at the time of Solon, from Hena, Lakonia. He replaced Periandrus, the tyrant of Corinth in the Seven Sages catalogue as Plato says. This happened due to the disapproval of tyranny that people of the 4th century BC demonstrated. However, his name is missing to the official Seven Sages catalogue created by Demetrius of Faliro (along with a corpus of their maxims he collected). It is said that the Delphi Oracle praised the wisdom of Meson.