Introduction to the Ancient World: Greece
b. the polis
2. absence of religious dogmatism
3. assumption of order (cosmos)
a. Thales - water; Hippodamus of Miletus (urban grid plan)
b. Anaximander - the "Infinite"
c. Anaximenes - air
d. Xenophanes - the "One"
e. Heracleitus - "everything is in flux"
f. Anaxagoras - "mixtures" and the "mind" (nous)
g. Democritus - atoms (a-tomos)
b. the "old" education
c. nomos vs. physis
d. effect on the polis
e. Protagoras and relativism: "Man is the measure of all things, of the things they are, that they are,
and of the things that are not, that they are not."