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An interesting account of his quadrature (squaring) of the lune can be found in and although his work is no longer extant it has been reported by later Greek writers to have contained much of what Euclid included in his first two books of the Elements, which appeared about 120 years later. Pericles was credited with creating the mighty Athenian empire.
) The Founding of Rome is very much embroiled in the myth involving Romulus and Remus and Aeneas. This date has been traditionally celebrated in Rome with the festival of Parilia. He is often referred to as one of the Seven Sages of antiquity. (Pythagoras had started an earlier school in Samos which he abandoned.) Pythagoras was the leader of a Society (Brotherhood) which included an inner circle of followers known as mathematikoi.
All these troubles caused Pericles to lose his popular support and he was deposed from office; however, a few weeks later the people repented and he was reinstated with greater powers than before. dates are approximates) Hippias was knowledgeable in many areas.
He finally died from the after effects of the plague. His major contribution to mathematics was the quadratrix (also called the trisectrix) which he reportedly used for trisecting an angle and squaring the circle.
The Rhind Papyrus (AKA the Ahmes Papyrus) is named after the Scottish collector, Henry Rhind, who acquired it in 1858. Catastrophe in Crete (Three dates are reported: 1380, 1450, 1628 B. The catastrophe was the eruption, and resulting tsunamis, of the Satorini Volcano (also known as Thera) in the Aegean Sea.
This eruption is considered to be one of the largest in the last 10,000 years and is the probable cause of the end of the Minoan civilization.