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Aristarchus

noun
1.
An ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC).
2.
A bright crater on the Moon.



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"Aristarchus" Quotes from Famous Books



... were greatly enraged, and shouted, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!" The uproar spread throughout the whole city until the people all rushed into the theatre, dragging along Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, who were Paul's travelling companions. Paul wanted to enter the assembly, but the disciples would not let him. Some of the leading religious officers of the province of Asia, who were friends of his, also sent messages begging ...
— The Children's Bible • Henry A. Sherman

... disregarding the Homeric poet's audience. He did not sing for Aristotle or for Aristarchus, or for modern minute and reflective inquirers, but for warriors and ladies. He certainly satisfied them; but if he does not satisfy microscopic professors, he is described as a syndicate of many minstrels, ...
— Homer and His Age • Andrew Lang

... of brain holds me: I consume So much that all the books the world contains, Cannot allay my furious famine-pains:— What feasts were mine! Yet hunger is my doom. With one world Aristarchus fed my greed; This finished, others Metrodorus gave; Yet, stirred by restless yearning, still I crave: The more I know, the more to learn I need. Thus I'm an image of that Sire in whom All beings are, like fishes in the sea; That one true object of the loving ...
— Sonnets • Michael Angelo Buonarroti & Tommaso Campanella

... his elogium of Grotius when a boy, 7 His Aristarchus Sacer, 264 The rival and secret enemy of Grotius, ibid Ill success of his commentary on the New Testament, 266 Grotius's management of him, ibid. Verses by Heinsius to be put ...
— The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius • Jean Levesque de Burigny

... Heliocentric Theory. Its rise among the Greeks—Pythagoras, Philolaus, Aristarchus Its suppression by the charge of blasphemy Its loss from sight for six hundred Years, then for a thousand Its revival by Nicholas de Cusa and Nicholas Copernicus Its toleration as a hypothesis Its prohibition as soon ...
— History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom • Andrew Dickson White

... ascertained that predictions of their occurrence could be made. The Babylonians had thus long known that after a cycle of 223 lunations the eclipses of the moon return. The mechanism of the phases of that satellite was clearly understood. Indeed, Aristarchus of Samos attempted to ascertain the distance of the sun from the earth on the principle of observing the moon when she is dichotomized, a method quite significant of the knowledge of the time, though in practice untrustworthy; ...
— History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2) - Revised Edition • John William Draper

... one of these. So far as mathematical genius is concerned, so far as astronomy taxed the reasoning powers, such men as Eratosthenes, Aristarchus, Hipparchus, and Ptolemy were great lights, of whom humanity may be proud; and, had they been assisted by our modern accidental inventions, they might have earned a fame scarcely eclipsed by that of Kepler and Newton. The Ionic ...
— The Old Roman World • John Lord



Words linked to "Aristarchus" :   grammarian, lunar crater, syntactician, Aristarchus of Samos



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