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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

Pre-Socratic Atomists: Pioneers of Modern Science

Written by Ed Whalen, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The pre-Socratic Atomists were a group of ancient thinkers who proposed a materialistic theory of the cosmos. Among the first to propose a mechanistic view of the universe, the Atomists argued that the world was composed of atoms. Their work was crucial in the development of ancient

Five Surprisingly Ancient Inventions from Greece and Rome

Written by Lydia Serrant, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Robots, computers, showers and vending machines? Believe it or not, this article does indeed belong on Classical Wisdom instead of a publication like Modern Magazine! Here’s why… Ever since the world’s first known analogue computer – the famous Antikythera mechanism – emerged from an ancient Greek shipwreck in 1901,

Aristarchus of Samos: Prophet of Astronomy

In a recent article, I mentioned Galileo and his idea of heliocentrism. Heliocentrism is the idea that the Earth revolves around the Sun. It is opposed to the geocentric idea which claims that the Sun and other planets revolve around the Earth. Galileo posed heliocentrism in the 17th century, and shortly after doing so, his