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 Ion’ic Architecture.Iormungan’dur. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ion’ic School or Ionic Philosophers.
 
Thals, Anaximander, Anaxime’ns, Heracli’tos, and Anaxag’oras were all natives of Ionia, and were the earliest of the Greek philosophers. They tried to prove that all created things spring from one principle; Thals said it was water, Anaximens thought it was air or gas, Anaxagoras that it was’ atoms, Heraclitos maintained that it was fire or caloric, while Anaximander insisted that the elements of all things are eternal, for ex nihilo nihil fit.   1
 


 Ion’ic Architecture.Iormungan’dur. 

 
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