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The Personalities of Presocratics (Aelian, Varia Historia 8.13)

“They say that Anaxagoras the Clazomenian was never seen laughing or smiling from the beginning. They also say that Aristoxenos was hostile to laughter with all of his strength and that Heraclitus used to weep at everything in life.” 42 palabras más


Stellar and Lunar: Roundup 7

Hi all!

I hope it’s been a good week for you. I’ve had a bit of an idling week, one in which I prepare myself mentally to start work (pause for excited yelps and shrieks here) and… yeah, that’s about it. 80 palabras más

Creative Writing

It's Just A Fiery Ball of Metal!

Sometimes it’s not good to be first. The ancient Greek philosopher Anaxagoras certainly found that to be true, after he was charged with impiety for teaching that the heavenly bodies were rocky balls whirling in the ether, fiery (and visible) because of their rapid rotation. 699 palabras más



Cuando estaba en octavo grado aprendí de memoria esta cita “las apariencias son tan solo un vistazo de lo que no se ve” – Anaxágoras. Hasta este momento, Gael era solo eso para mí: una fachada, una linda conversación, un… 174 palabras más


The examined life ... worth living?

Why is the examined life worth living? In “The Whole Order,” Ed Lake suggests it has something to do with target “there’s something strange about being a minded being in a universe that seems mostly mindless.”

P2: What Can I Know?

Helios: He Who Gladdens Mortals

Helios, the Greek sun-god, doesn’t get much press. Compared to the oracle-god and plague-sender Apollo, he gets hardly any. I remember once watching Jeopardy with friends and being unable to convince anyone that Helios was the sun-god, not Apollo. 1.048 palabras más