Antaeus Greek Mythology
Antaeus Giant of Libya
Son of Poseidon (God of the Sea) and Gaia (Titan of the Earth) Extremely strong as long as in contact with the ground (mother earth)
Once lifted in the air, he became weak as water
Catherine the Great of Russia
Catherine the Great Empress of Russia
Born princess of Germany Married to the heir to the Russian throne (Grand Duke Peter of Holstein, grandson of Peter the Great)
Catherines Reign 1762-1796
She took power after
Philosophy began when human beings tried to understand the world through the use of reason, rather than through religious myths or accepting the authority of others The earliest philosophical questions were things lik
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In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her; and he did, using water and earth.
The gods endowed her
The Reality of Ideas
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427(?) - 348 BCE Lived about 200 years after Pythagoras. "Plato" means "the broad" possibly his nickname. Son of a wealthy Athens family. Served in the Athens army during the Peloponnesian War.
For many years, Plutarch served as one of the two priests at the temple of Apollo at Delphi (the site of the famous Delphic Oracle) twenty miles from his home.
By his writings and lectures, Plutarch became a celebrity in the Roman empire; yet he continued