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Single Idea 1791

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / E. Cosmology / 1. Cosmology]

Full Idea

He was the first person who asserted that the earth was of a spherical form.

Gist of Idea

He was the first person to say the earth is spherical


report of Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Pa.2

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.384