Hecataeus of Miletus

Hecataeus of Miletus was an ancient Greek historian and author. He was born in 545 BC.

He travelled to many countries but he stayed in Egypt a lot. The historical and geographical knowledge he got from his travels he used to write books about the traditions of the various people he met.

Hecataeus’ map of the world

Sophie Axioti, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

Artemidorus of Ephesus

Artemidorus of Ephesus was an ancient Greek geographer who lived in the first century BC.

 

Papyrus of Artemidorus

Artemidorus wrote eleven books. He visited the Red Sea, Egypt, Italy, Spain, and a part of the Atlantic Ocean.

Sophie Axioti, Grade 3, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia.

 

 

 

Pythagoras of Samos

Pythagoras of Samos (580/572 BC – 500/490 BC) was an important Greek philosopher, mathematician and founder of the Pythagorean theorem. He is best known for this theorem, which was named after him.

He was born on the island of Samos.

Around 350 BC he moved to Croton, a Greek colony in southern Italy and there he set up a religious group. People believe that he died in Metapontum at a big age.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia

 

 

 

Thales of Miletus

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Thales of Miletus (635/630 BC – 543 BC) was a pre-Socratic philosopher and one of the seven wise men of Greece.

He’s known for his grand knowledge and for his amazing ability to discover new things.

Thales tried to explain natural phenomena of the world without using mythology. He was also known for his successful prediction of the sun eclipse in 585 BC.

Angela Nikolaou, Grade 2, 2nd Junior High School of Paralia