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    He was sentenced to death for asking pointed questions, but his friends helped him get out of it. Many of his early work were thought to be an adaptation of Socrates work. All of Plato’s writing dealt with debates concerning the best possible form of government featuring adherents of aristocracy, democracy, monarchy, and many other issues. When Socrates died, Plato built an academy in a grove sacred to a demigod named Academus, which was located in Athens. Plato died about at age 80 in 347 B.C.
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    Aristotle
    Aristotle was one of the most influential philosophers of Greece. He was born in 384 B.C. When he was young, he had both opportunity and encouragement to expand his mind scientifically. He taught Alexander the Great. At 18 he became a student of Plato. After he left Plato’s school, he made an oratory. He also taught the future ruler of the city-state, Atarneus, named Hermais. Hermais rewarded Aristotle by arranging the marriage of Aristotle and his sister. A year later, he was called by Philip, the king of Macedonia, to educate the young future Alexander the great.

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    When Xenophon’s life was coming to an end, the Spartan power was fading. His son Gryllus was killed in the battle of Mantinea, and Xenophon was forced to move to Corinth. Xenophon, made later writers enthusiastic with his great ideas.
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    Plato
    He was born in 427 B.C. his parents were wealthy Athenians. When his father died, his mother married a friend of Pericles which made him connected to oligarchy and democracy in a political way. He became a student of Socrates, like his brothers were.
    He was sentenced to death for asking pointed questions, but his friends helped him get out of it. Many of his early work were thought to be an adaptation of Socrates work. All of Plato’s writing dealt with debates concerning the best possible form of government featuring adherents of aristocracy, democracy, monarchy, and many other issues. When Socrates died, Plato built an academy in a grove sacred to a demigod named Academus, which was located in Athens. Plato died about at age 80 in 347 B.C.

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    Xenophon
    Xenophon was born in Athens when the Peloponnesian war was going on. He was a student of the great philosopher Socrates.
    Xenophon was a historian and a writer. He has written a book on horses and a symposium.
    When Xenophon’s life was coming to an end, the Spartan power was fading. His son Gryllus was killed in the battle of Mantinea, and Xenophon was forced to move to Corinth. Xenophon, made later writers enthusiastic with his great ideas.

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    Epicurus was born in Samos and was the son of a schoolteacher who had Athenian citizenship. In his lifetime he studied and was impressed by the atomist philosophy of Democritus, and set up his own philosophical groups at Mytilene and Lampsacus. He settled in Athens in 307 and bought a house with a garden which gave its name, the Garden, to the school of philosophy which he set up in it. At his death he gave this property to his successor Hermarchus.
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    Pythagoras
    Pythagoras, one of the most popular and controversial ancient Greek philosophers,he lived from ca. 570 to ca. 490 BCE. He spent his younger years on the island of Samos, off the coast of modern Turkey. When he was forty,he emigrated to the city of Crot
    on in southern Italy and most of his philosophical action occurred there. Pythagoras did not wright anything, also there was no detailed accounts written by contemporaries. By the first centuries BCE, also, it became in style to present Pythagoras in a over sized unhistorical fashion as a semi-divine figure, who originated all that was true in the Greek philosophical tradition, with many of Plato's and Aristotle's mature ideas. A number of treatises were forged in the name of Pythagoras and other Pythagoreans in order to assist
    The evidence of both Plato and Isocrates shows that Pythagoras was above all popular for having left behind him a way of life, which still had supported in the fourth century over 100 years after his death. Pythagoras' beliefs about the soul and his way of life, which show interesting likeness to a Greek religious movement known as Orphism, but the evidence for Orphism is at least as complicated as that for Pythagoras and complicates rather than clarifies our understanding of Pythagoras.

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    Epicurus wrote all that exists consists of matter, void, and their accidents, or properties. The universe is infinite in time and space and contains an infinite number of eternally moving indestructible elements called "atoms." The number of types of atom is, he says, "inconceivably large," and there is an infinite number of each type. The atoms are not further splittable, though they are logically divisible into "minimal parts," which serve as integral units of measurement in the distinguishing of different sizes of atoms. The atoms are like sense objects in possessing mass, size, and shape.
    Epicurus believes that the end of human life should be pleasure - defining it as freedom from physical and mental pain. The positive delights that other men call "pleasure" are merely variations on the true, basic, contentment man needs and can easily achieve; they in no sense increase his happiness. A good life is guided by practical wisdom, a sense of responsibility for our decision making, self-sufficiency, and the careful application of the hedonistic calculus. This necessarily involves freedom from all fear and knowledge of the limits of our desires. Once we see that only "necessary" and nonharmful desires need to be completed, we have removed a major obstacle to the achieving of the fullness of human contentment.
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    Euripides
    Euripides was the last great Athenian poet. He didn’t take part in public life. It’s possible he lived as a recluse.
    Euripides was a voluminous writer. He wrote very famous plays. Medea was probably his most popular play. In his plays, heroes and heroines face difficult tasks, which are finally solved by the sudden appearance of a god.
    Towards the end of his life, Euripides settled in Macedonia. A little later he wrote a play called Bacchae. Hs greatness was not by his character but through his plays.

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Monday, March 15

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    He accepted the Stoic categorization of philosophy into physics that included natural philosophy, metaphysics, theology, logic and ethics. These categories for him were in Stoic form meaning that they were inseparable and interdependent parts of an organic, natural whole. Posidonius ‘idea of philosophy was that it was a living being with the physics being the meat and blood, the logic being the bones and tendons which held the organism together, and ethics, which was the most important part, being the soul. His philosophical idea was that the universe itself was similarly interconnected, as if an organism, through cosmic "sympathy", which showed the development of the physical world to the history of humanity.
    Besides philosophy, Posidonius was also known for his work as Physics, Astronomy, Geography, ethnology and geology, Meteorology, Mathematics and History and tactics.
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    Epicurus
    Epicurus was a Greek philosopher and was author of an ethical philosophy of simple pleasure, friendship, and retirement and metaphysics based on atomism. His school in Athens, named the Garden, competed with the Academy of Plato and the Lyceum of Aristotle. His schools admitted women and even one of Epicurus's slaves. It taught the avoidance of political activity and of public life.
    Epicurus's writing was very large and lists 40 works, one of them, On Nature, contained 37 books. All that has survived is what seems to be an edited version of Epicurus's philosophy in the form of three letters, a few fragments, and a collection of his more important sayings entitled Major Opinions.
    Epicurus wrote all that exists consists of matter, void, and their accidents, or properties. The universe is infinite in time and space and contains an infinite number of eternally moving indestructible elements called "atoms." The number of types of atom is, he says, "inconceivably large," and there is an infinite number of each type. The atoms are not further splittable, though they are logically divisible into "minimal parts," which serve as integral units of measurement in the distinguishing of different sizes of atoms. The atoms are like sense objects in possessing mass, size, and shape.
    Epicurus believes that the end of human life should be pleasure - defining it as freedom from physical and mental pain. The positive delights that other men call "pleasure" are merely variations on the true, basic, contentment man needs and can easily achieve; they in no sense increase his happiness. A good life is guided by practical wisdom, a sense of responsibility for our decision making, self-sufficiency, and the careful application of the hedonistic calculus. This necessarily involves freedom from all fear and knowledge of the limits of our desires. Once we see that only "necessary" and nonharmful desires need to be completed, we have removed a major obstacle to the achieving of the fullness of human contentment.
    Epicurus was born in Samos and was the son of a schoolteacher who had Athenian citizenship. In his lifetime he studied and was impressed by the atomist philosophy of Democritus, and set up his own philosophical groups at Mytilene and Lampsacus. He settled in Athens in 307 and bought a house with a garden which gave its name, the Garden, to the school of philosophy which he set up in it. At his death he gave this property to his successor Hermarchus.

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