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Publications on Anaximander

Many craters on the moon bear the names of famous philosophers and astronomers.
A modest crater at 66N, 48W, which is not even indicated on many maps of the moon,
has been named after Anaximander.

1. books

One of the many pictures in this book is my reconstruction of Anaximander's map of the world:
For a review of this book by Robin Waterfield, see:
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2002/2002-12-03.html. A quotation from this review: The reader will see that I think there is an upward trend in the usefulness of the three monographs contained in this book. Couprie's is certainly the best.

2. articles

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In the paper Greek Influence on the Representation of the Heaven in Ptolemaic Egyptian Art it is argued these Egyptian representations of the heaven are possibly influenced by Anaximander's conceptions. The first one shows a twofold arching Nut (the goddess of the heavens) and a curled earth-god Geb on the ceiling of a room in the temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. The other one shows a threefold arching Nut on the ceiling of a room in the temple of Hathor at Dendara.

3. reviews

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4. Papers

This is my translation of Anaximander's fragment:

Whence things have their origin,
Thence also their destruction happens,
As is the order of things;
For they execute the sentence upon one another
- The condemnation for the crime -
In conformity with the ordinance of Time.