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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.

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  • "Leucippus" ... or that Kareem was an important child scientist.

    Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle

  • Then, too, what made Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863 so shocking wasn't merely its portrayal of the overt male homosocial pleasure of sharing nude women sexually--that after all was established pictorially in Europe by artists like Poussin, in Rape of the Sabine Women, and Rubens, in Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • Then, too, what made Manet's Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe 1863 so shocking wasn't merely its portrayal of the overt male homosocial pleasure of sharing nude women sexually--that after all was established pictorially in Europe by artists like Poussin, in Rape of the Sabine Women, and Rubens, in Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • And does a mere unverified intuition on the part of Leucippus, Anaxagoras and Democritus that the world is made up of infinitesimally small particles really make them the forerunners of modern physics?

    Full Circle: How the Classical World Came Back to Us by Ferdinand Mount

  • Endemism is relatively low except for avifauna, which includes the species buffy hummingbird (Leucippus fallax) and chesnut piculet (Picumnus cinnamomeus).

    Lara-Falcón dry forests

  • Leucippus, a century or so after Thales's death, came up with the idea of atoms, the smallest pieces of matter, which, roaming though empty space, hook up in various ways to form everything -- pretty much how we see it today, more than 2,000 years later.

    What is a scientist?

  • Like Leucippus and Democritus, Epicurus felt it necessary to postulate the existence of physical atoms, but to avoid Aristotle's strictures he proposed that these should not be themselves conceptually indivisible, but should contain conceptually indivisible parts.

    Continuity and Infinitesimals

  • The objection, though formidable, was not new; Bayle in the Dictionnaire (entry “Leucippus,” remark G) had chided the Newtonians for identifying space with divine immensity in order to solve the ontological problem created by the positing of an infinite space, and had compared this solution to Malebranche's placement of “intelligible extension” in God, a move which, he claimed, Arnauld had shown to lead to the destruction of divine simplicity.

    Samuel Clarke

  • It may be thou wilt find the daughters of Leucippus beside the brimming river or before the temple of Pallas, when at last with dance and revelry thou joinest in the merry midnight festival of

    Helen

  • I hereby undertake: The Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus is not what is here.

    The Best American Poetry 2008

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