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Philosopher, Astronomer (c. 500 BC — c. 428 BC)


Ruhi Muhsen Afnán. Zoroaster's Influence on Anaxagoras, the Greek Tragedians, and Socrates. Philosophical Library. 1969. 161pp.

Felix M. Cleve. The Philosophy of Anaxagoras. New York: King's Crown Press. 1949.

Patricia Curd (editor). Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testimonia. University of Toronto Press. 2007. 279pp. A compilation of all known fragments, with annotations, and essays.

Daniel E. Gershenson; Daniel A. Greenberg. Anaxagoras and the Birth of Physics. New York, London, Toronto: Blaisdell Publishing Company. 1964. 538pp.

Malcolm Schofield. An Essay on Anaxagoras. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 200pp.

Sven-Tage Teodorsson. Anaxagoras' Theory of Matter. Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis. 1982. 108pp.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.43)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.35)

  7. Greek and Latin Authors 800BC-1000AD (pp.19-20)

  8. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.18)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.5)

  10. A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (p.11)

  11. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.12)

  12. Who's Who in the Greek World (p.15)

  13. Legends in Their Own Time (p.7)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.99)

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