Theophrastus of Eresus
Greek Scientist and Philosopher
Theophrastus was a scientist and philosopher who made significant contributions to nearly every area of thought and science, and i...
Born in Eresus on the Aegean island of Lesbos, Theophrastus moved to Athens, studying under Plato briefly and then Aristotle, soon becoming the latter's col...
Although Theophrastus was a prolific author, little of his work has survived to modern times, and he is too often remembered only for his treatises on botany or for his brief work Characters (circa 31...