- 500?–428 b.c., Greek philosopher.
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Perhaps you already know that Anaxagoras fell asleep in Ionia.
"Stranger, thou hast not yet learned the fashions of Athens," said Anaxagoras, gravely.
Ask the poor fisherman at the gates, who has been to him as a brother; and he will answer 'Anaxagoras.'
Anaxagoras retained his usual bland expression and meek dignity.
They were the last she heard sung by Paralus, the night Anaxagoras departed from Athens.
- ?500–428 bc, Greek philosopher who maintained that all things were composed of minute particles arranged by an eternal intelligence
- Greek philosopher and astronomer who was the first to explain eclipses correctly. He also stated that all matter was composed of infinitesimally small particles, that the Sun and stars were glowing stones, and that the Moon took its light from the Sun.