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"Philosophers of the Ancient World"

Philosophers of ancient world 16th century fresco


Above is a 16th century fresco depicting Plato, Pythagoras, and Solon. It is from the Sucevita Monastery in Moldavia, Romania.



Coolest Name?

Who do you think had the coolest name of these Pre-Socratic philosophers?

Coolest Name?
Thales: 1 votes (3.33%)
Democritus: 3 votes (10%)
Pythagoras: 5 votes (16.67%)
Xenophanes: 9 votes (30%)
Parmenides: 4 votes (13.33%)
Anaximander: 5 votes (16.67%)
Empedocles: 1 votes (3.33%)
Heraclitus: 0 votes (0%)
Diogenes: 2 votes (6.67%)
Protagoras: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 30