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(early 4th c. bc)

Greek sophist criticized by Aristotle for a mathematical construction that may have been perfectly sound, closing in on the area of a circle by considering it as lying between the areas of convergent sequences of external and internal polygons. He also upset Aristotle by claiming that there is no such thing as obscene or indecent language.

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