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26 Interesting And Fun Facts About Herodotus

Herodotus was a Greek historian who was born in Halicarnassus in the Persian Empire and lived in the fifth century BC, a contemporary of Thucydides, Socrates and Euripides. He’s often referred to as “The Father of History,” a title first conferred by Cicero. Take a look below for 26 more interesting and fun facts about…

26 Fun And Interesting Facts About Euclid

Euclid, sometimes known as Euclid of Alexandria, was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the “founder of geometry” or the “father of geometry.” He was active in Alexandria during the reign of Ptolemy I. Take a look below for 26 more fun and interesting facts about Euclid. 1. His Elements is one of the…

25 Interesting And Awesome Facts About Sophocles

Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Take a look below for 25 more interesting and awesome facts about Sophocles. 1. Sophocles wrote over 120 plays during the course of his…

30 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Socrates

Socrates was a classical Greek philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, and as being the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition and thought. An enigmatic figure, he made no writings, and is known chiefly through the accounts of classical writers writing after his lifetime, particularly his students Plato and…

30 Interesting And Awesome Facts About The Greek Poet Homer

Homer is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Illiad and the Odyssey, two epic poems which are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Illiad is set during the Trojan War, then ten year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. The…

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22 Interesting And Fun Facts About The Birth Of Venus Painting

The Birth of Venus is a painting done by Sandro Botticelli in the mid 1480s. It shows the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, she had emerged from the sea fully grown. The painting is currently in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Take a look below for 22 more interesting and…