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2012-02-26 00:10:29
Religion Philosophy Science Tech

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  1. Cynics-
    from Hellenic Greece; people who practiced cynicism; allowed people to search for meaning in their personal lives
  2. Epicureans-
    from Hellenic Greece; a system of philosophy based upon the teachings of Epicurus; said the key to happiness was living modestly
  3. Skeptics-
    from Hellenic Greece; questioned everything; the word has now taken on a negative connotation
  4. Stoics-
    from Hellenic Greece; Greek philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium; was a popular and durable philosophy, which lasted throughout Greece and the Roman Empire
  5. Archimedes-
    from Hellenic Greece; mathematician; invented a compound pulley which was a valuable tool for moving heavy weights
  6. Euclid-
    from Hellenic Greece; famous mathematician; his work became the standard text on the subject
  7. Heron/Hero-
    from Hellenic Greece; mathematician and engineer; invented a steam powered engine which is what today’s steam powered engines are based on
  8. Hipparchus-
    from Hellenic Greece; astronomer; created accurate models for the motion of the Sun and Moon which we still use