posted on Sep, 28 2003 @ 05:02 PM
Well, if I wanted to choose someone, my all-time favorite philosopher is:
However, from the same Classical Greek Era, there's quite a few good ones:
Lykurgos, who set the tone for the fierce Spartan warrior-society.
Thales, who could predict eclipses, figured out the height of Egypt's Great Pyramid by measuring its shadow, and even cornered the market in olive
oil by putting a small down payment on every olive press, among a few other things.
Pythagoras, who had a lot of revolutionary discoveries in mathematics, including proving the existance of Irrational Numbers as well as his
contributions to music (as already mentioned).
Archimedes was already mentioned, but something that *wasn't* mentioned is that he's responsible for the Archimedes Screw, the first man-powered
Do you want some more? In Ancient Egypt, perhaps?
[Edited on 28-9-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]