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Craters on the moon named after ancient Greeks. The area of these craters combined is larger than that of the area of Modern Greece!!

AGATHARCHIDES crater
48
km diameter
19.8S – 30.9W
Agatharchides (?-150) BC Geographer


AGRIPPA crater
44
km diameter
4.1N – 10.5E
Agrippa
(c. 92) AD Astronomer. Some say due to its proximity to the crater Julius Caesar
it is named after Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (63-12 BC), a Roman general and statesman.

Information

ALEXANDER crater
88
km diameter
40.3N – 13.5E
Alexander the Great (356-323) BC

ANAXAGORAS crater
50 km diameter
2350 mt height walls
73.4N – 10.1W
In the northern lunar regions

Anaxagoras (500-428) BC

Astronomer

ANAXIMANDER crater
6
7 km diameter
2800 mt height walls
66.9N – 51.3W
North - west lunar region

ANAXIMENES crater
80
km diameter
72.5N – 44.5W
Anaximenes
(585-528) BC Astronomer


APOLLONIUS crater

53 km diameter
1700 mt height walls
4.5N – 61.1E
Southern of Crisium sea

Apollonius of Perga 3rd century BC, mathematician

ARATUS crater
10
km diameter
23.6N – 4.5E

Aratus of Soli

ARCHIMEDES crater
82
km diameter
2060 mt height walls
29.7
N - 4W
East of Imbrium sea and below this crater ARCHIMEDES rima
169 km lenght 27°N - 4°W
From Archimedes crater to southern hilly region

The other two craters are Aristillus and Autolycus

Archimedes (287-212) BC

ARCHYTAS crater
31 km diameter
2350 mt height walls
58.7N – 5.0E
Northern of Frigoris sea

Archytas, (428-350/347) BC

Mathematician

ARISTARCHUS crater
23.7
N – 47.4W
40 km diameter
Aristarchus, astronomer (310-230)BC

ARISTILLUS crater
33.9
N – 1.2E
55
km diameter
Astronomer (c.280 )BC

ARISTOTELES crater
87
km diameter
3700 mt height walls
50.2N – 17.4E
Northern of Caucasus mounts
Aristotle, Philosopher, Scientist (383-322) BC

AUTOLYCUS crater
30.7
N – 1.5E
39
km diameter
Autolycus, astronomer (?-c.330 ) BC


BOETHIUS crater
5.67
N – 72.3E
10
km diameter
Physicist (c. 480-524AD)



CALLIPUS crater
38.9
N – 10.7E
32
km diameter
Callipus of Cyzicus, Astronomer (c. 330 BC)


CLEOMEDES crater
125 km diameter
3000 mt height walls
27.7N – 55.5E
North east region, between Geminus crater and Crisium sea

Astronomer (?-50)BC

CLEOSTRATUS crater
60.4N – 77.0W
62
km diameter
Astronomer (?-500)BC


CONON crater
21.6N – 2.0E
21
km diameter
CONON
rima
30 km lenght
18N - 2E
In the Appennines mounts, from the Conon crater to south direction
Conon of Samos (c. 260 BC)
Astronomer

DEMOCRITUS crater
35 km diameter
1950 mt height walls
62.3N – 35.0E
North east lunar field, between Gartner and Arnold craters

Democritus (460-360) BC

Astronomer, Mathematician, Physicist

DIONYSIUS crater
2.8N – 17.3E
18
km diameter
St. Dionysius the Aeropagite, Astronomer (9-120 AD)


DEMONAX crater
77.9S – 60.8E
128
km diameter
Demonax (?-100)BC Philosopher

DIOPHANTUS crater
19
km diameter
2590 mt height walls
27.6N – 34.3W
Between west Imbrium sea and east Procellarum

Mathematician


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