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date: 01 December 2022


, of Syracuse, 5th cent. bce


, of Syracuse, 5th cent. bce
  • G. J. Toomer


Hicetas of *Syracuse (5th cent. bce), Pythagorean (see pythagoras(1)). Two inconsistent views are attributed to him: that the earth rotates on its axis while the rest of the heavenly bodies are motionless; and the theory associated with *Philolaus that the earth rotates about a central fire. See geocentricity.


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