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1. Philosophy / B. History of Ideas / 2. Ancient Thought

[landmarks in Greek thought, and other early cultures]

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Thales was the first western thinker to believe the arché was intelligible [Roochnik on Thales]
Pythagoras discovered the numerical relation of sounds on a string [Pythagoras, by Diog. Laertius]
Diogenes of Apollonia was the last natural scientist [Diogenes of Apollonia, by Simplicius]
Epicurus accepted God in his popular works, but not in his writings on nature [Epicurus, by Sext.Empiricus]
All intelligent Romans were Epicureans [Nietzsche]
Early Greeks cared about city and companions; later Greeks concentrated on the self [Foucault]