Definition of Eratosthenes
1. Noun. Greek mathematician and astronomer who estimated the circumference of the earth and the distances to the Moon and sun (276-194 BC).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Eratosthenes
Literary usage of Eratosthenes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The World's Best Orations: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1899)
"Eratosthenes, one of their number, was the man who had arrested him and taken ... In this speech Lysias, himself the speaker, charges Eratosthenes with the ..."
2. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1893)
"He is now prosecuted for murder by the relatives of Eratosthenes; and pleads in his defence the ... There is nothing to indicate the date. of Eratosthenes. ..."
3. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1879)
"GREAT as were undoubtedly the merits of Eratosthenes as a geographer, when we compare the ... Accordingly we find that Eratosthenes was assailed with severe ..."
4. The World's Orators: Comprising the Great Orations of the World's History edited by Guy Carleton Lee (1902)
"Eratosthenes was the member of the Thirty who had arrested him and led him off ... In the speech, Lysias, who is himself the speaker, charges Eratosthenes ..."
5. The Attic Orators from Antiphon to Isaeos by Richard Claverhouse Jebb (1876)
"He is now prosecuted for murder by the relatives of Eratosthenes ; and pleads in his defence the law which allowed the husband, in such cases, ..."
6. Problems in Greek History by John Pentland Mahaffy (1892)
"... Trojan war,—as may be seen even in the scientific and accurate Eratosthenes. His fragments, written at a time when there really existed Greek science, ..."