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The Ancient Greeks

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Aristotle Round Earth Proofs

There are three proofs Aristotle gave for the supposed rotundity of the earth. They are:

Continuous Universe

The Ancient Greeks believed in a Continuous Universe. The Ancient Greek concept of a perfect universe assumes:

  • That perfect circles can exist
  • That one could zoom into a circle forever and see a curve
  • That any length of space can be divided into infinitely smaller parts
  • That the space can be infinitely long
  • Time can likewise be infinitely divided, or infinitely long
  • The Perspective Lines receded infinitely and continuously into the distance