Anaxagoras of Klazomenai (c. 510 BCE - 428 BCE)
Anaxagoras (Ancient Greek: Ἀναξαγόρας, Anaxagoras, "lord of the assembly") was a Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher. Born in Clazomenae in Asia Minor, Anaxagoras was the first philosopher to bring philosophy from Ionia to Athens. He attempted to give a scientific account of eclipses, meteors, rainbows, and the sun, which he described as a fiery mass larger than the Peloponnese. According to Diogenes Laertius and Plutarch, he fled to Lampsacus due to a backlash against his pupil Pericles.
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