Thales's pupil, Anaximander, lectured in Miletus, and Pythagoras attended. Anaximander was interested in geometry and cosmology. Many of his ideas influenced Pythagoras's own views. Pythagoras went to Egypt after a tyrant named Polycrates seized control of Samos. His time in Egypt was spent visiting many temples and taking part in many discussions with priests.
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae- Greek philosopher who was truly gifted Anaxagoras has been described as the last major Greek philosopher. Anaxagoras was an Ionian. He was born in what today is Turkey. Not much is know of his early life. We know that he came form a rich family but gave up that wealth to devoe himself to science.
His father used to read for him Homer’s Iliad when he was eight years old, which made his biggest dream is to become archeological and find about the places that Homer talked about. Schliemann, as a businessman, made a fortune, which was enough for him to retire; then, in 1871, he started to follow his dream and worked on Troy. Heinrich Schliemann work is very important and added a significant value to the history of art. His discoveries in Troy, Mycenae and Tiryns made him a pioneer in archeology. One of the most important Schliemann’s works was his discovery for Troy.
The citizenship was an act of gratitude. There are accounts that Pythagoras traveled widely with his father, even back to his father's home, Tyre and Italy. During these travels Pythagoras was educated by Chaldaeans and learned scholars in Syria. Little is known about Pythagoras' physical attributes because of the large number of fictitious descriptions. The only description that is taken as fact is a birthmark that Pythagoras had on his thigh.
Johann treated his son’s desire to lea... ... middle of paper ... ...I Bernoulli, son of Johann III, studied law and mathematics. With his true interests in mathematics, Jacob III worked with geometry and mathematical physics. The Bernoulli family had eight significant and important mathematicians, starting with Jacob Bernoulli, born in 1654. Though there was a great deal of hatred and jealousy between the Bernuollis, they made many remarkable contributions in mathematics and science and helped progress mathematics to become what it is today.
(P 74,Bell) Blaise was exposed to all subjects, all except mathematics, which was taboo. His father forbid this from him in the belief that Blaise was strain his mind. Faced with this opposition, Blaise demanded to know ‘what was mathematics?' His father told him, "that generally speaking, it was the way of making precise figures and finding the proportions among them." (P 39,Cole) This set him going and during his play times in this room he figured out ways to draw geometric figures such as perfect circles, and equilateral triangles, all of this he accomplished.
Euclid went from just another well off individual in the times of the great era of Greece to a man still remembered today as “The Father of Geometry”. Nothing much about Euclid’s life is really known except what the Greek philosopher Proclus has written about in his books on ancient Mathematicians. There have been documents that suggest that Euclid studied in ancient schools build by the great Greek philosopher, Plato, where only the wealthy could afford to learn at. Euclid taught in Alexandria, Egypt, when Ptolemy I Soter was the ruler of Egypt for 38 years, from 323 to 285 BC. People such as translators and editors have often confused him the Greek Euclid of Megara, a philosopher who lived at the same time as the man whose school he may have learned from, Plato, one-hundred years ago.
His father died when he was young and he was destined for a good political c... ... middle of paper ... ...nvolved in a friendly debate or on the way to making a new theory or option to do something. He was dedicated to logic and learning just as his teacher, mentor, and close friend Socrates was. When plato hw left his belongings to his friends and family. Plato was a profound and amazing philosopher who contributed many different things to the modern world. Works Cited Gow, Mary.
Pythagoras also studied for several years in Egypt with priests in the temples there. It is widely believed that many of the practices of the society that he created later in life had origins in the beliefs and teachings of Egyptian priests. This included ideas such as codes of secrecy, purity, and the refusal to eat beans or wear animal pelts. Around 518 BC, Pythagoras settled in Crotona and founded a philosophical and religious school where many of his followers lived and worked. The Pyt... ... middle of paper ... ..., his account on Pythagorean philosophy is tainted by the fact that his main source of reference was the Pythagorean Memoirs, a forgery dated to sometime around 200 BC.
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