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Who discovered that the earth is a sphere?

February 27, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Geography

That the earth is a sphere was one of the discoveries made by Pythag­oras, a Greek philosopher who lived in the sixth century B.C. The researches of Anaximander had prepared the way for the discovery, and the doctrine of the spherical form of the earth was taught by Parmeni­dies, who was associated with the Pythagoreans. …

What are the Seven Wonders of the World?

January 25, 2017 | Author: | Posted in General Knowledge

The Seven Wonders of the World is the name given to a group of re­markable works of art and engineering that were popular among the ancients. It is supposed that the first list of the seven wonders of the world was prepared in the second century B.C. by Antipater of Sidon. A second and slightly …

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Who was the Laughing Philosopher?

December 2, 2016 | Author: | Posted in History

Democritus (46o?-362? B.C.), a Greek thinker in the time of Socrates, was known as the “Laughing Philosopher.” Just why he was so called is not known for certain. His moral philosophy was very stern and taught the absolute subjection of all passions. According to a legend, probably unfounded, Democritus put out his own eyes so …

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