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Aristarchus of Samos


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  • Greek astronomer who was among the first to propose that the sun is the center of the universe and that the earth moves around the sun.

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  • noun an ancient Greek astronomer who was one of the first to propose a heliocentric theory of the universe (circa 270 BC)


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  • This Aristarchus of Samos is also the more to be suspected, as Plutarch accuses him of bigotry and malevolent hypocrisy, in consequence of being imbued with a direct contrary opinion.

    A Philosophical Dictionary 2007

  • The heliocentric system was certainly pronounced and defended by Aristarchus of Samos, although his writings are lost, and known only through Archimedes, whose works were published a year after Copernicus's death (Basle, 1544).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner 1840-1916 1913

  • This remarkable bit of testimony establishes beyond question the position of Aristarchus of Samos as the Copernicus of antiquity.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume I: The Beginnings of Science 1904

  • The system of the world, as Canon Copernicus taught in the last century, following the doctrines of Aristarchus of Samos and

    The Queen Pedauque Anatole France 1884

  • Syracuse, and Aristarchus of Samos, as being among the first to promote the doctrine of the Earth's movement.

    Astronomy for Amateurs Camille Flammarion 1883

  • "Of course a philosopher could have come up with the formulation that God is Love without the assistance of the Gospel According to Saint John, just as Aristarchus of Samos could draw up the heliocentric hypothesis without the assistance of a telescope."

    Letters in Bottles 2009

  • The Greek astronomer and mathematician Aristarchus of Samos (ca. 310-230 BC) compared the Earth-to-Sun distance with the Earth-to-Moon distance and figured the former to be twenty times the latter.

    Jihad Watch 2009

  • Archimedes wrote that Aristarchus of Samos actually proposed that the earth rotated daily and revolved around the sun. [

    Nicolaus Copernicus Rabin, Sheila 2005


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