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18 07, 2017

Who was Anaximander? Infinity and Greek science

By |2019-01-26T12:31:48-07:00July 18th, 2017|Greeks, Science|0 Comments

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. [...]

5 06, 2017

Ancient Chinese Art – Early China – History of Art

By |2019-09-15T06:59:31-07:00June 5th, 2017|China|6 Comments

Ancient Chinese art: Song Dynasty painting General themes of ancient Chinese art From the earliest Stone Age art to the Ming Dynasty in 1500 AD, Chinese artists took up the same themes over and over again. They were interested in swirling lines. They were interested in nature: animals, trees, flowers, rocks, water. Chinese [...]