from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Aristarchus 217?-145? B.C. Greek grammarian and critic noted for his arrangement of and commentary on the Iliad and the Odyssey.
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- proper n. A male given name, of historical use only in English.
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- n. an ancient Greek grammarian remembered for his commentary on the Iliad and Odyssey (circa 217-145 BC)
- n. a bright crater on the Moon
Intriguingly, he worked out values for two universes - the conventional one with the Earth at the centre, and one based on a weird idea from someone called Aristarchus that had the Earth going around the Sun.
Thus the Russian penal colony was officially titled Aristarchus Center, even though most lunar residents still called it by its older name: Lunagrad.
One of the most remarkable of these is found in the _Oceanus Procellarum_, near the crater-mountain Aristarchus, which is famed for the intense brilliance of its central peak, whose reflective power is so great that it was once supposed to be aflame with volcanic fire.
Others, such as Aristarchus, were spitted on their own critical signs of disapproval.
Aristarchus of Samos, who first theorized that the sun was the center of the solar system and the earth revolved on its own axis, was resident in the city, as was the geographer and polymath Eratosthenes of Cyrene, who calculated the circumference of the earth with great accuracy.
Universal shallowness wonders and applauds; and Aristarchus the Little, fired to dare fresh achievements, is certain of new weeds to wreathe with his deciduous bays.
Walker writes: "They imprisoned Galileo for his heretical ideas of heliocentric solar system, and rejected his science (by the way, The Greek thinker, Aristarchus, developed the first heliocentric theory in 270 BCE, not Copernicus as many Christians falsely believe)."
Bay wreaths being a spoil to victors, back when grammarian Aristarchus of Samothrace was a librarian in Alexandria.
You have to remember that GoLFs have been around for thousands of years at least since Aristarchus called Sophocles' writing "ham-handed vulgarity", so there are many rules that have been prescribed to GoLFing.
One of the first essays I workshopped in my MFA program was about Aristarchus and how he was the first person on record to present a heliocentric vision of our world.
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