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Seventy seven On Anaximander’s map see Berger, Geschichte der wissenschaftlichen Erdkunde der Griechen, 2 ed. , 1903, pp. 35 sqq. seventy eight See Plut. Symp. viii. eight. four (Vors. i2, p. 17. 24); Aët. v. 19. four (D. G. p. 430; Vors. i2, p. 17. 18); playstation . Plut. Stromat. 2 (D. G. p. 579); Hippol. Refut. i. 6. 6 (D. G. p. 560). in keeping with Anaximander, animals first arose from slime evaporated by way of the solar; they first lived within the sea and had prickly coverings; males in the beginning resembled fishes. V ANAXIMENES FOR Anaximenes of Miletus (whose date Diels fixes at 585/4–528/4 B. C. ) the earth continues to be flat, like a table,1 yet, rather than resting on not anything, as with Anaximander, it truly is supported by way of air, driving upon it, because it have been. 2 Aristotle explains this assumption hence :3 ‘Anaximenes, Anaxagoras, and Democritus say that its flatness is what makes it stay at relaxation; for it doesn't lower the air lower than it yet acts like a lid to it, and this seems to be attribute of these our bodies which own breadth. Such our bodies are, as we all know, now not simply displaced via winds, end result of the resistance they give. The philosophers in query assert that the earth resists the air lower than it, within the related method, by means of its breadth, and that the air, nonetheless, now not having adequate house to maneuver from its place, is still in a single mass with that that is less than it, simply because the water does in water-clocks. ’ The sunlight, moon, and stars are advanced initially from earth; for it truly is from earth that moisture arises; then, while this is often rarefied, hearth is produced, and the celebs are composed of fireplace which has risen aloft. four The solar, moon, and stars are all made up of hearth, they usually experience at the air as a result of their breadth. five The solar is flat like a leaf;6 it derives its very enough warmth from its quick movement. 7 the celebs, however, fail to hot as a result of their distance. eight the celebs are mounted on a crystal sphere, like nails or studs. nine the celebs don't circulation or revolve below the earth as a few consider, yet around the earth, simply as a cap might be grew to become around the head. The solar is hidden from sight, now not since it is below the earth, yet since it is roofed via the better components of the earth and since its distance from us is larger. 10 With this assertion could be in comparison the comment of Aristotle that ‘Many of the traditional meteorologists have been persuaded that the sunlight isn't carried lower than the earth, yet around the earth, and particularly our northern component to it, and that it disappears and produces evening as the earth is lofty in the direction of the north. ’11 The allusion can also be to Anaximenes once we are informed that a few (i. e. Anaximenes) make the universe revolve like a millstone , others (i. e. Anaximander) like a wheel. 12 Now it's obscure how the celebrities which, being mounted on a crystal sphere, circulate physically with it around a diameter of the field, and that are noticeable to explain circles slicing the airplane of the horizon at an perspective, can do in a different way than describe the component of their paths among their atmosphere and emerging back by means of passing lower than the earth; and all types of makes an attempt were made to provide an explanation for the contradiction.

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