Eudoxus of Cnidus

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Eudoxus of Cnidus

(juːˈdɒksəs; ˈnaɪdəs)
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(Biography) ?406–?355 bc, Greek astronomer and mathematician; believed to have calculated the length of the solar year
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AD 190), one of the chief sources outlining the beliefs of the Sceptics, the author refers to the travel writings of a cynic philosopher, Eudoxus of Cnidos (fl.
we oppose habit to the other things, as for instance to law when we say that amongst the Persians it is the habit to indulge in intercourse with males, but amongst the Romans it is forbidden by law to do so; and that, whereas with us adultery is forbidden, amongst the Massagetae it is traditionally regarded as an indifferent custom, as Eudoxus of Cnidos relates in the first book of his Travels; and that, whereas intercourse with a mother is forbidden in our country, in Persia it is the general custom to form such marriages; and also among the Egyptians men marry their sisters, a thing forbidden by law amongst us.
1 owe my knowledge of Eudoxus of Cnidos to Rennie's book.