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Hesiod and Anaximander In Comparison

Written by Nicholaos Jones, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Ancient Greek philosophy begins in Miletus, an illustrious Greek colony along the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea. Before the Milesian philosophers, however, there were the mythic poets. The history of ancient Greek philosophy is, in some sense, a history of breaking with the strategy these poets

Evolutionary Theory in Ancient Greece & Rome

By Jacob Bell, Associate Editor, Classical Wisdom When we hear the word evolution, we almost immediately think of Charles Darwin. After all, Darwin came up with the theory of evolution, didn’t he? Well, yes… kind of. He certainly popularized the theory of evolution by natural selection, but the roots of such a theory can be

Anaximander’s Boundless Universe

Anaximander is often considered to be the first philosopher, at least in some circles. The more popular opinion, which is shared by your associate editor, is that the first philosopher was Thales of Miletus. As Bertrand Russell states in his History of Western Philosophy… “Philosophy begins with Thales.” However, Anaximander, Thales’ pupil, might take the