Greek-American Stories: Infinity

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Did you ever look up at the sky and wonder where space ends? Well, if you did you’re not alone. A fellow Greek named Democritus (494-404 BC) often did. He was born in a place called Abdera, a Greek city in the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. He lived to a very ripe old age, past 90. He believed all matter was composed of tiny atoms that are infinite in number, that the universe is composed of two elements: …

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