THALES, the Stoics, and their followers say that the earth
is globular. Anaximander, that it resembles a smooth
stony pillar. Anaximenes, that it hath the shape of a
table. Leucippus, of a drum. Democritus, that it is like
a quoit in its surface, and hollow in the middle.
Plutarch. Plutarch's Morals. Translated from the Greek by several hands. Corrected and revised by. William W. Goodwin, PH. D. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company. Cambridge. Press Of John Wilson and son. 1874. 3.
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