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Myron
one of history's greatest sculptors. sculpted the famos figure THE DISCUS THROWER
Phidias
one of history's greatest sculptor. created the two exquisite statues of Athena that were on the Acropolis and in the Parthenon. greatest work was statue of Zeus.
Praxiteles
created sculpters that were lifelike and expressed the Greek admiration for the human body
Socrates
one of history's greatest thinkers and teachers
Plato
a wealthy young aristocrat and the greatest of Socrates' students. He wrote about government, education, justice, virtue, and religion.
Aristotle
founded his own school at Athens in 335 B.C. Was one of Plato's students. Studied all subjects, including, logic, science, drama, and government.
Pythagoras
a philosopher most famous for formula involving the triagle.
Democritus
developed atomic theory and the idea that the entire universe is made up of tiny particles called atoms
Hippocrates
founder of midicine
Herodotus
an enthusiastic traveler and the first historian of the westen world
Thucydides
became famous for his History of the Pelopnnesian War
Aeschylus
a playwiter who wrote of old religious beliefs
Sophocles
ploatright who defended traditional values
Euripides
a playright who wrote about war
Aristophanes
the finest writer of comedies
Philip II of Madcedonia
became king of Madcedonia and eventually became king of all Greece
Demosthenes
one of the finest orators in all Athenian history
Alexander the Great
son of Phillip the II. he set out to conquer the world. conqued Egypt, Persia, and other lands. died at age 33
Diogenes
famous philosopher and best known Cynic
Pyrrho
famous philosopher, credited as the founder of Skepticism
Zeno
established the Stoic philosophy in Athens in the late 300s B.C.
Epicurus
famous philosopher, founder of Epicurean philosophy
Euclid
a noted Greek mathematician, famous for devloping geometery
Archimedes
considered to be the greatest scientist of the hellenistic period, cerated pie, great inventor
Aristarchus
scientist who belived that Earth and other planets moved around the sun
Hipparchus
of Rhodes who was the first scientist to use trigonometry in a systematic way to claclulate movement of moon
Eratosthenes
calculated the circumference of Earth with amazing accuracy