Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Archelaus of Athens

Reference work entry

Flourished (Greece), 5th century BCE

A disciple of  Anaxagoras, Archelaus held a cosmological view similar to that of his mentor. However, Archelaus saw no need for a creative force (nous).

Selected Reference

  1. Betegh, Gábor (2004). The Derveni Papyrus: Cosmology, Theology and Interpretation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA