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
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9917-7_65

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