euclid was a student of the great mouseion ("temple of the muses") in alexandria
, like his later successor archimedes
. among his many impressive scholarly works was a treatise outlining the four elements of the natural world.
of course, as any modern schoolchild knows, there are hundreds of natural elements, demonstrating that even a brilliant man like euclid was ultimately an ignorant savage in the grand scheme of things. suck it, old man.