Democritus of Abdera Money Clock National Bank of Greece Series 1967 100 Greek Drachma
8 x 12 inch Wall Clock
HIGH GLOSS PRINT on scratch resistant aluminum
SILENT quartz clock movement
OPEN FACE and GLOW IN THE DARK clock hands
CHOOSE your desired clockface
PERFECT GIFT for any occasion, Birthdays, Graduation, Holidays
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Democritus (460 – 370 BC ) was an Ancient Greek pre-Socratic philosopher primarily remembered today for his formulation of an atomic theory of the universe. Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace around 460 BC, although there are disagreements about the exact year. His contributions are difficult to disentangle from those of his mentor Leucippus, as they are often mentioned together in texts. Their speculation on atoms, taken from Leucippus, bears a passing and partial resemblance to the 19th-century understanding of atomic structure that has led some to regard Democritus as more of a scientist than other Greek philosophers however, their ideas rested on very different bases. Largely ignored in ancient Athens, Democritus is said to have been disliked so much by Plato that the latter wished all of his books burned. He was nevertheless well known to his fellow northern-born philosopher Aristotle. Many consider Democritus to be the “father of modern science”.
- These Money Wall Clocks are unique and will last with stunning clarity for years to come.
- For indoor use only
- Requires 1 AA battery (not included)
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