(ca. 640/624ca. 548543). One of the 7 Sages, or Wise Men, of Greece (the others, acc. to a gen. accepted list: Bias of Priene, Chilon of Sparta, Cleobulus of Lindus, Periander of Corinth, Pittacus of Mitylene, Solon of Athens). B. probably Miletus; regarded as founder of Gk. geometry, astronomy, and philos.; held a form of monism* acc. to which everything is a form of water. See also Anaximenes of Miletus; Philosophy.
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