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Anaximander （*)Anaci/mandros) of Miletus, the son of Praxiades, born B. C. 610 (Apollod. apud Diog. Laert. 2.1, 2), was one of the earliest philosophers of the Ionian school, and is commonly said to have been instructed by his friend and countryman Thales, its first founder. (Cic. Ac. 2.37; Simplic. in Aristot. Phys. lib. i. fol. 6, a, ed. Aid.) Works He was the first author of a philosophical treatise in Greek prose, unless Pherecydes of Syros be an exception. (Themist. Orat. xxvi.) His work consisted, according to Diogenes, of summary statements of his opinions (pepoi/htai kefalaiw/dh th\n e)/kqesin), and was accidentally found by Apollodorus. Suidas gives the titles of several treatises supposed to have been written by him ; but they are evidently either invented, or derived from a misunderstanding of the expressions of earlier writers. Philosophy The early Ionian philosophy did not advance beyond the contemplation of the sensible world. But it was not in any proper sense ex