Descartes attempted what Leucippus, Democritus, Epicurus, and their followers thought to be impossible.
In his physical theories Epicurus followed Leucippus and Democritus.
Zeno, Democritus, and other Greek philosophers held that comets were produced by the collection of several stars into clusters.
Hence their distinction from the atoms of Democritus and the materialists.
Democritus looked to the soul as the ennobling part of man; even beauty, without understanding, partook of animalism.
Democritus says that Truth lies hidden at the bottom of a well.
The wish of Democritus to be buried in honey is a confirmation of the practice.
In the end the map of Dicaearcus resembled that of Democritus.
In Democritus we have the culmination of the mechanical theory of the Ionian or Physical school.
He was simply furnishing Democritus with more cause for laughter.