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Hermead Volume 6 By Surazeus Astarius
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Hermead of Surazeus is an epic poem in pentameter blank verse about the greatest philosophers and scientists who contributed to the growth of civilization. Volume 6 contains in 20,674 lines of blank... More > verse the following episodes: Globe Of Krates, Astrolabe Of Hipparkhos, and Hedonism Of Philodemos.< Less
Hermead: Philodemos By Surazeus Astarius
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Hedonism Of Philodemos - Philodemos studies philosophy with Antiokhos who takes him to Athens where he studies at the Akademia of Platon with Philon. When Sulla attacks Athens, he commissions... More > Philodemos to escort the library of Aristoteles to Roma. Philodemos meets Volupta and they sail to Sicilia Island, but when he defends a man against a priest of Iupiter, he is accused of atheism and forced to leave. Returning to Roma, Philodemos edits the manuscripts of Aristoteles. Philodemos finds the Epicureaneum where he studies Atomism, then explores Mount Vesuvius where he meets Saturnus and Sibylla. Returning to the Epicureaneum, Philodemus meets the young Piso, future father-in-law of Caesar, who commissions him to start a library at his estate at Herculaneum. While managing the library, Philodemus meets Lucretius, Vergilius, and Horatius, training all three poets in the art of poetry to the end of his days. Hedonism Of Philodemos has 13,154 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Hipparkhos By Surazeus Astarius
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Astrolabe Of Hipparkhos - Hipparkhos attends the Winter Festival of Giving in Nikaia where his father is a Priest of Mithras. While proceeding through the seven steps of training as a Priest of... More > Mithras, Hipparkhos witnesses the rape of his intended bride so he flees into the desert and wanders lost until Seleukos takes him to Seleukia where he trains as an Astronomer. When Seleukia falls in war, Hipparkhos flees to Pergamon where he meets Krates the Librarian. Sailing to the island of Rhodos, Hipparkhos sees the fallen Colossus, then obtains a job teaching philosophy to the end of his days. Astrolabe Of Hipparkhos has 3,614 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Krates By Surazeus Astarius
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Globe Of Krates - Krates fishes with his father who tells him the history of their nation. Hearing a philosopher speak, he wants to attend their school, but his father insists he will be a priest.... More > Their tribe is attacked and they all destroy each other in a war, then Krates meets and marries a girl from the opposing clan. Krates studies with Diogenes who sends him to establish a school in Pergamon where he works for King Eumenes who appoints him the task to operate a library to rival the one in Alexandria. Sent to Roma on a mission, Krates breaks his leg, and lectures on linguistics and philosophy while he recovers. Returning to Pergamon, Krates develops the production of parchment and operates the library to the end of his days. Globe Of Krates has 3,906 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Eratosthenes By Surazeus Astarius
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Parallels Of Eratosthenes - Eratosthenes lives in Kyrene where his mother and father perform, but, after his mother dies in a tragic accident, his father returns to work in construction. Traveling to... More > attend school in the famous Museum of Alexandria, Eratosthenes becomes fascinated with geography. Eratosthenes studies astronomy, geography, and cartography, and gathers geographic information about the world from sailors at temples on the docks. Sailing to attend school in Athens, Eratosthenes is shipwrecked in Delos Island where he meets an exiled priestess of Athena. Arriving in Athens, Eratosthenes is driven away from the Academia and studies at the Gymnasium instead. Ptolemaios Euergetes appoints him Head of the Museum of Alexandria where he teaches philosophy and measures the size of the globe. Parallels Of Eratosthenes has 5,434 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Arkhimedes By Surazeus Astarius
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Spheres Of Arkhimedes - Arkhimedes grows up in Syracuse, learning astronomy from his father. Arkhimedes sails to Alexandria where he attends the famous Museum. After inventing the screw pipe for... More > watering farm fields, Arkhimedes returns to Syracuse where he invents various machines to defend the city against Roman attack. Assigned the task to determine if a crown is all gold or diluted with silver, Arkhimedes discovers the principles of displacement and buoyancy in floating bodies. Spheres Of Arkhimedes has 4,280 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Ktesibios By Surazeus Astarius
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Organ Of Ktesibios - Ktesibios works as a hair cutter in Alexandria where he invents an adjustable mirror which leads to his realization that air is a substance which whistles when blowing through a... More > pipe. After inventing the organ, Ktesibios joins the Museum of Alexandria where he teaches and writes books about pneumatics. Organ Of Ktesibios has 1,510 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Epikouros By Surazeus Astarius
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Garden Of Epikouros - Epikouros grows up attending school on Samos Island, then attends military training in Athens where he meets and marries Eleuthia in the Eleusinion at the Panathenaea Festival.... More > Epikouros studies philosophy in Rhodes and Teos, then teaches at the Lyceum in Mytilene where he clashes with the Platonists who send a mob to kill him. Escaping in the night, Epikouros sails to Lampsakos where he founds his first school of Atomism, then takes a group of followers to Athens where he founds the Kepidion, his garden school of philosophy. Garden Of Epikouros has 8,008 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead: Demetrios Phalereus By Surazeus Astarius
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Library Of Demetrios Phalereus - Demetrios escapes Athens where he ruled for 10 years and arrives after a shipwreck in Alexandria where Ptolemaios Soter appoints him the task to build and operate a... More > Museum as a philosophy school and a library. Demetrios builds the famous Library of Alexandria which attracts students from all over the known world who study astronomy, physics, and literature. Library Of Demetrios Phalereus has 1,548 lines of blank verse.< Less
Hermead Volume 6 By Surazeus Astarius
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Hermead of Surazeus is an epic poem in pentameter blank verse about the greatest philosophers and scientists who contributed to the growth of civilization. Volume 6 contains in 20,674 lines of blank... More > verse the following episodes: Globe Of Krates, Astrolabe Of Hipparkhos, and Hedonism Of Philodemos.< Less