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Greek Philosophy and History
"Some questions about our favorite Greek philosophers..."
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Democritus was an extraordinary philosopher in more ways than one. He was not only influential in the introduction of the concept of the 'atom' but also in the development of the eudaimonic-symmetry of pleasures. He also was called the 'laughing philosopher' and lived to a very ripe old age. How old was he (roughly) when he died?
The founder of the Cyrenaic School valued intellectual pleasure as the highest goal in life. Who was he?
Which philosopher had 2 fathers, named Ariston and Pyrilampes?
Anthisthenes the founder of the Cynic School (Kynosargus) determined that virtue was tantamount to what type of quality?
In the Second Peloponnesian War 404 B.C., Athens was soundly defeated by the strategies introduced by a Spartan commander so named _____?
An early Greek thinker, he first suggested that the universe was not geocentric, suggesting that instead all the planets, and the sun, revolved around a central fire. Who may he be?
In Plato's Theory of Forms, did he equate forms with the magnitude of numbers? (yes or no )
(Yes or no)
Of the early Greek thinkers, he was the first to excise and record the findings of the function and anatomy of the eye. Who was he?
Plutarch in his 'Quaestiones Convivales', borrows the notion that men were born in a fish, then after being placed within a galei, they finally arose to become as men. Which early Greek thinker were these notions derived from?
Who was the coeval inventor to Archimedes, credited with the invention of the piston and cylinder?
Hiero of Alexandria
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