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Heracleides

, Heraclides of Pontus
?390--?322 bc, Greek astronomer and philosopher: the first to state that the earth rotates on its axis
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7) For example, Heraclides Ponticus stated, 'Enjoyment and good living are reserved for free men, for this exalts and enhances the spirit.
Nevertheless, Archemachus is cited on at least one occasion in connection with Heraclides Ponticus, who was as fanciful as he: cf.