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Herodotus chose a specific method of recording accounts and determining which to include in a collection that he later entitled ‘The Histories.’ The Histories is a collection of events that took place throughout history that help construct much of Greek history and help modern day Greeks to remember the past of their ancestors.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 0 comments
Xenophanes is often disputed as to whether he may be accredited as a legitimate philosopher or as an ancient Greek poet. Although not much of Xenophanes’ work has survived to this day various fragments of his have. Including poetry that criticizes the works of Hesiod and Homer as well as his philosophies regarding the infinite and Gods resembling mankind.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Epicurus is one of Western Societies most influential and important philosophers primarily because he helped initiate and ignite the Epicureanism School of Philosophy. This school commanded that women be educated alongside men and helped shape the mathematics and sciences that are known throughout the world today. Epicurus was truly more than just a philosopher but a teacher too.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 0 comments
Diogenes was an ancient philosopher that was born and raised in a small Greek colony by the name of Sinope. Upon becoming an adult Diogenes left for Athens where he purposefully led a life of poverty in order to help the Athenians understand that poverty too could be virtuous. Diogenes philosophy focused primarily on asceticism and cynicism however no remaining texts of his survive to this day.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Anaximander, the Pre Socratic philosopher, was educated and trained by the Father of Philosophy, Thales. Anaximander would then go on to instruct many great pupils of his own including the famous philosopher of Mathematics, Pythagoras. Anaximander was one of the first ancient philosophers to also view the world as round and had a particularly keen interest in the metaphysics, geography, and cartography.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Sadly a lot of information regarding the life of Parmenides has been lost throughout antiquity. However, fragments of text and other information has been gathered through the works of Plato and Socrates to help paint a better picture as to what the life of the famous Pre Socratic philosopher may have been like.
Published by Alden Morris 65 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +5 votes | 0 comments
Donna Summer has inspired many women to become singers and pursue dreams beyond just the disco era. She was a survivor and never gave up. She was one of the great vocalist of her time and like many of her contemporaries was trained in gospel and carried her faith with her through the years.
Published by Jaz 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +8 votes | 6 comments
Who is Thomas Crapper? The inventor of the modern toilet? Wrong! He was many things, but he did not invent the modern toilet. A brilliant marketer, Thomas Crapper stumbled upon a way to make his name permanently associated with bathrooms for generations to come: he is an historic figure whose legend eventually outgrew his life, and his is an interesting story of advertising in action.
Published by Mike Bowman 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Nicknames, or more properly, cognomens, are fanciful names, usually given by others, that were appended before or after a person’s name. For example: William I of England is better known as "William the Conqueror," while Mary I of England is also known as "Bloody Mary." As follows are 10 British monarchs who have become known by their cognomens or nicknames:
Published by Eddie Go 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +9 votes | 2 comments
On 6 May 1954 an English runner, Roger Bannister, ran the first sub four minute mile. Since then this distance has captured the hearts of many runners, with many sub four minute miles being run since. The distance is not an Olympic event, but is still very popular. Who was Roger Bannister and what followed in the track and field arena after his success?
Published by Val Mills 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +3 votes | 0 comments
The mathematics that is taught today in organized institutions is taught because of the famous Pre-Socratic philosopher known as Pythagoras. His work led many individuals to rethink the idea of life and existence and how it could have been created through the belief in numbers. The work the Pythagoras provided has now allowed him the proper name of ‘The Father of Numbers.’
Published by Alden Morris 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Jackie Kennedy Onassis was born Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in New York and became one of the most famous women in the world. She had a regular childhood and attended college in both the United States and abroad in France. Upon receiving her degree she met John F. Kennedy and became engaged then later the first lady of the United States of America. She is still remembered today for her exquisite fashion sense and the enjoyable atmosphere that she would create at her parties.
Published by Alden Morris 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 1 comments
Juliette Gordon Low is one of 13 influential people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama announced the recipients last week. The Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, will be presented in late spring at the White House. Low founded the Girl Scouts a hundred years ago in 1912.
Published by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +1 votes | 0 comments
Former astronaut John Glenn, best known for being the first man to orbit space, is one of 13 influential people to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Barack Obama announced the recipients last week. The Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, will be presented in late spring at the White House.
Published by Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +2 votes | 1 comments
A city's persona may be characterized by the collective calibre of the sons and daughters that it launches onto the public stage. From Agnew to Zappa, what follows is a sampling of famous Baltimorians. Read their brief bios and then comment below on the traits that, in your perception, make up the character of Baltimore, Maryland.
Published by Kimberly Martin 66 months ago in Biographies & Figures | +4 votes | 2 comments
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