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Headword: Anaximandros
Adler number: alpha,1986
Translated headword: Anaximandros, Anaximander
Vetting Status: high
Son of Praxiades, Milesian, philosopher, a relative and student and successor of Thales.[1] He first discovered an equinox and solstices and hour-indicators, and that the earth is situated in the very middle [of the universe]. He also introduced a sundial and explained the basis of all geometry. He wrote On Nature, Circuit of the Earth, and On the Fixed Bodies and Globe and some other works.
Greek Original:
Anaximandros, Praxiadou, Milêsios, philosophos, sungenês kai mathêtês kai diadochos Thalêtos. prôtos de isêmerian heure kai tropas kai hôrologeia kai tên gên en mesaitatôi keisthai. gnômona te eisêgage kai holôs geômetrias hupotupôsin edeixen. egrapse Peri phuseôs, Gês periodon, kai Peri tôn aplanôn kai Sphairan kai alla tina.
C6 BCE. See generally OCD(4) p.83.
[1] For whom see theta 17.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; mathematics; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 12 May 2001@10:45:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keywords; cosmetics) on 13 May 2001@09:55:52.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 1 October 2005@16:24:02.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 26 February 2012@05:35:23.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@06:03:15.


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