Greek philosophers and scientists

Based on the clue, name these famous Greek philosophers and scientist.
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From Miletus. He measured the height of pyramids. 5 Theorems (624 - 546 BC)
Thales of Miletus
Born in Abdera. Atomism. Father of modern science. (460 - 370 BC)
Democritus
Mathematician, physicist, astonomer, inventor. From Syracuse. Eureka! (287 - 212 BC)
Archimedes
Philosopher, mathematician, religious movement founder. a2 + b2 = c2. (570 - 495 BC)
Pythagoras
Athens Academy founder. Theory of Forms. Atlantis. (423 - 347 BC)
Plato
Teacher of the above. Ethics. Sentenced to death by drinking hemlock. (469 - 399 BC)
Socrates
Tutor of Alexander the great. Logic. Golden Mean. (384 - 322 BC)
Aristotle
Astronomer, mathematician. Star catalog. Method to predict solar eclipses. (190 - 120 BC)
Hipparchus of Nicaea
Mathematician. First calculation of earth circumference. Prime numbers sieve. (276-194 BC)
Eratosthenes of Cyrene
Physician. Father of western medicine. His oath is still in use today. (460 - 370 BC)
Hippocrates of Cos
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Philosopher from Agrigentum. Cosmogenic theory. The 4 Elements. (490 - 430 BC)
Empedocles
Pleasure and Pain. Materialism. Infinite and Eternal Universe. (341 - 270 BC)
Epicurus
Eleatic school. 2 views of reality: the way of Truth and the way of Opinion. (c.515 - 450 BC)
Parmenides
Born in Ephesus. The Obscure philosopher. "Everything flows" (panta rhei) (c.535 - 475 BC)
Heraclitus
Conics. Gave the names Ellipse, Parabola, Hyperbola. Moon crater with his name (262 - 190 BC)
Apollonius of Perga
From Citius Cyprus. Stoic school. Stoicism: Goodness and Peace of mind. (334 - 262 BC)
Zeno of Citium
Alexandria. Father of Geometry. "Elements". His name in greek means "Good glory".
Euclid
Astronomer from Samos. He put the planets in their correct order of distance around the Sun. (310 -230 BC)
Aristarchus of Samos
Born in Abdera Thrace. Sophist. "Man is the measure of all things". (490 - 420 BC)
Protagoras
Philosopher born in Sinope. Cynic philosophy. Asceticism. (412 - 323 BC)
Diogenes of Sinope
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Feb 18, 2022
Great quiz, nominated.