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- Demotic becomes the dominant script of ancient Egypt
- Persians invade Greece twice (Persian Wars)
- Battle of Marathon (490)
- Battle of Salamis (480)
- Athenian empire formed and falls
- Peloponnesian War
- Buddhist monastic university at Nalanda, India established.
- Darius II, king of Persia(423-404)
- Mencius, Chinese philosopher
- Pericles of Athens
- Socrates of Athens, philosopher