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Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition.

The Nike of Samothrace is one of the defining pieces of the Hellenistic era.Originally it stood within the sculptural setting of a ship's prow,a pool of water and boulders.What makes her unique is a tour-de-force of dramatic action.She seems to be in the act of alighting-just "touched down,"her wings still unfurled,but we can see that slight wrenching movement in her hips which characterizes the body when landing.The skill of the artist can be seen in the clinging nature of her sheer…