Anaximander of Miletus (c.610–c.540 BC)
Anaximander also pioneered the notion that the Earth is not flat, suggesting it was cylindrical and that it floated free, unsupported, at the exact center of the Universe, with people living on one of the flat ends. As for the Sun, he said it was as large as the Earth – an audacious theory at that time.
Related entries• Greek astronomy
• Anaxagoras of Clazomenae
• ancient philosophy, related to the possibility of extraterrestrial life
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