NameMeton

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From: Athens

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Brief biography:  Character in Aristophanes’ Birds 1001-5 (squaring the circle problem), 414 BC. Discovered that sun and moon occupy the same relative positions after 6940 days; created Metonic cycle of 19 years. See also Calendars

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