Category: Ancient Greek

Ancient Greek mathematician, Eratosthenes, was nicknamed “Beta” because he was skilled in many things, but never the best.

In 458 BC, Aeschylus, an ancient Greek tragedian, was killed by a tortoise dropped by an eagle that had mistaken his bald head for a rock suitable for shattering the shell of the reptile.

Photo : Tilemachos Efthimiadis / wikipedia

Ancient Greeks had a word, Akrasia, to describe the lack of will that prevents us from doing something that we know is good for us.