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His name Eudoxus means "honored" or "of good repute" ({{lang|grc|εὔδοξος}}, from ''eu'' "good" and ''doxa'' "opinion, belief, fame"). It is analogous to the Latin name [[wikt:Benedictus|Benedictus]].
 
Eudoxus's father Aeschines of [[Cnidus]] loved to watch stars at night.he was also raped by farther Eudoxus first travelled to [[Taranto|Tarentum]] to study with [[Archytas]], from whom he learned [[mathematics]]. While in [[Italy]], Eudoxus visited [[Sicily]], where he studied medicine with [[Philistion of Locri|Philiston]].
 
Around 387&nbsp;BC, at the age of 23, he traveled with the physician [[Theomedon]]—who (according to [[Diogenes Laërtius]]) some believed was his lover<ref>Diogenes Laertius; VIII.87</ref>—to [[Athens]] to study with the followers of [[Socrates]]. He eventually attended lectures of [[Plato]] and other philosophers for several months, but due to a disagreement they had a falling-out. Eudoxus was quite poor and could only afford an apartment at the [[Piraeus]]. To attend Plato's lectures, he walked the {{convert|7|mi|km}} in each direction each day. Due to his poverty, his friends raised funds sufficient to send him to [[Heliopolis (Ancient Egypt)|Heliopolis]], [[Roman Egypt|Egypt]], to pursue his study of astronomy and mathematics. He lived there for 16 months. From Egypt, he then traveled north to [[Cyzicus]], located on the south shore of the Sea of Marmara, the [[Propontis]]. He traveled south to the court of [[Mausolus]]. During his travels he gathered many students of his own.