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Can you guess the names of these Greek philosophers?



Ancient Greek philosophers quiz

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He was one of the most prolific writers and he's considered the founder of Western political philosophy, with his Republic, and Laws among other dialogues. He's the founder of the Academy of Athens, and also the philosopher who wrote about Atlantis.

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He is a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer. He was born in the town of Miletus, and he was one of the Seven Sages of Greece.

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This philosopher was born on the island of Samos. It is said that he was the first man to call himself a philosopher (“lover of wisdom”) and he gave his name to a famous theorem (geometry).

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This philosopher was born in Ephesus. He is famous for arguing that, “No man ever steps in the same river twice”. His claim to philosophical fame is his position that all things are one, in some sense.

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This philosopher is best known for his atomic theory. He was born in Abdera (Thrace, Greece), and he's said to have traveled widely as far Egypt, Persia, and Babylon. Some claim he also traveled to India and Ethiopia.

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This philosopher is one of the greatest thinkers in politics, psychology, and ethics and he is considered the “Father of Western Philosophy”.  He was also the teacher of Alexander the Great.

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This philosopher left no writings behind and is known mainly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime. He was born in Athens and died by drinking the conium.

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