Anaxagoras and the Solar Eclipse of 478 BC

@article{Graham2007AnaxagorasAT,
  title={Anaxagoras and the Solar Eclipse of 478 BC},
  author={D. W. Graham and E. Hintz},
  journal={Apeiron},
  year={2007},
  volume={40},
  pages={319 - 344}
}
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (ca. 500-428 BC) was perhaps the most famous scientist-philosopher of his time. Although he spent some thirty years in Athens and enjoyed the patronage of the city’s leading citizen, Pericles, there is much we do not know about the philosopher and his theory. His estimate of the sun’s and moon’s sizes is unique in its specifi city and its geographical reference and consequently puzzling. Two scholars working independently have hypothesized that the estimate is based on… Expand
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