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involved in mathematics as well as astronomy. He used his knowledge in
both fields to discover great advances in the astronomy world like the
fact that the earth rotates on its own axis and that the sun is in a fixed
position and that the earth revolves around it. Even though Aristarchus'
ideas and hypotheses were not approved by the rest of the astronomers
and mathematicians in the Greek world they did not persecute him.
The exact date that Aristarchus died is not sure of but it is guessed
that he was born around 310 BC in Greece. They think that he died
around 230 BC in Greece. Not really anything is known about his
childhood or his parents. But some of his mentors that helped him with
his thirst for knowledge are Archimedes and Strato of Lampsacus. Strato
of Lampsacus was head of Aristotle's Lyceum but Aristarchus is thought
to have studied with him in Greece and not Athens. In 287 BC Strato
succeeded Theophrastrus and became head of the Lyceum at Alexandria.
It is assumed that Aristarchus started studying with him there shor
Names mentioned in this term paper
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