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  1. flourished 6th century b.c., Greek philosopher at Miletus.
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Historical Examples of anaximenes

  • Anaximenes, the historian, who wrote an account of the Life of Alexander the Great.

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  • But there is present a keen sense of a problem unknown to Anaximenes.

  • Anaximenes, that the rest in this are not at all concerned, but that it is wholly performed by the sun.

  • Anaximenes affirms that in its dilatation it resembles a leaf.

  • Anaximenes believes that the stars are forced by a condensed and resisting air.

British Dictionary definitions for anaximenes


  1. 6th century bc, Greek philosopher who believed air to be the primary substance
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