Christian Cyclopedia

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(ca. 611/610–ca. 547/546 BC). Gk. astronomer, geog., philos.; b. probably Miletus, near the mouth of the Maeander (modern Menderes), Ionia, Turkey, Asia Minor; probably pupil of Thales*; held that the first principle is eternal, indestructible, boundless matter, regarded as an animate being, sometimes identified with the “divine.” See also Anaximenes of Miletus; Philosophy.

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