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By John Edwin Sandys

Sir John Edwin Sandys (1844-1922) was once a number one Cambridge classicist and a Fellow of St. John's university. His most renowned paintings is that this three-volume background of Classical Scholarship, released among 1903 and 1908, which continues to be the one large-scale paintings at the topic to span the complete interval from the 6th century BCE to the tip of the 19th century. The heritage of classical reports was once a well-liked subject in the course of the 19th century, fairly in Germany, yet Sandys stands proud for the formidable scope of his paintings, although a lot of it was once in response to previous scholarship. His chronological account is subdivided by means of style and area, with a few chapters dedicated to relatively influential contributors. quantity 2 covers the interval from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

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P. 198, 17 Hiller), that Thales discovered τὴν κατὰ τὰς τροπὰς αὐτοῦ (τοῦ ἡλίου) περίοδον, ὡς οὐκ ἴση ἀεὶ συµβαίνει. In other words, he discovered the inequality of the four seasons which is due to the solar anomaly. 11. It is wrong to call this the Saros with Souidas; for sar on the monuments always means 602=3600, the number of the Great Year. The period of 223 lunations is, of course, that of the retrograde movement of the nodes. 12. See George Smith, Assyrian Discoveries (1875), p. 409. The inscription which follows was found at Kouyunjik:— "To the king my lord, thy servant Abil-Istar.

I. 6 . (R. P. 17 a). He did not ascribe the origin of things to any alteration in matter, but said that the oppositions in the substratum, which was a boundless body, were separated out —Simpl. Phys. p. 150, 20 (R. P. 18). 14. The Primary Substance is Not One of the Elements Anaximander taught, then, that there was an eternal, indestructible something out of which everything arises, and into which everything returns; a boundless stock from which the waste of existence is continually made good. That is only the natural development of the thought we have ascribed to Thales, and there can be no doubt that Anaximander at least formulated it distinctly.

28). 117 -Hipp. Ref. i. 7, 7 (Dox. p. 561). 118—Aet. ii. 14, 3 (Dox. p. 344). —Ib. 16, 6 (Dox. p. 348). —Ib. 20, 2 (Dox. p. 348). —Ib. 22, 1 (Dox. p. 352). — Ib. 23, 1 (Dox. p. 352). —Ib. 25, 2 (Dox. p. 356). Anaximenes explained lightning like Anaximander, adding as an illustration what happens in the case of the sea, which flashes when divided by the oars—Ib. iii. 3, 2 (Dox. p. 368). —Aet. iii. 4, 1 (Dox. p. 370). The rainbow is produced when the beams of the sun fall on thick condensed air. Hence the anterior part of it seems red, being burnt by the sun's rays, while the other part is dark, owing to the predominance of moisture.

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