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Who was Anaximander? Infinity and Greek science

By |2019-01-26T12:31:48+00:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, Science|

Theater of Miletus, where Anaximander the mathematician lived Where was Anaximander from? Anaximander the mathematician was born about 610 BC in the Greek city of Miletus, in what is now Turkey. So he was able to have the great mathematician Thales of Miletus as his teacher. Thales was probably about 35 when Anaximander was twenty years old. [...]

Phaethon and the Chariot of the Sun – Greek myth

By |2017-07-16T01:31:46+00:00July 16th, 2017|Greeks, Literature|

Phaethon drives Helios' chariot Phaethon was a little boy who lived alone with his mother. He started going to school, and the other children teased him because he didn't have any father. So when he got home he asked his mother, "Mom, who is my father?" At first his mother didn't want to tell him, [...]