Empedocles of Acragas

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  • Empedocles of Acragas — (c. 490 bc–c. 430 bc) Greek philosopher Empedocles was a poet and a physician as well as a philosopher. Born at Acragas in Greece, he was probably a pupil of Parmenides. Much legend surrounds what is known of his life. Styling himself as a god,… …   Scientists

  • Empedocles of Acragas — (c. 493– c. 433 BC) Greek Presocratic philosopher. Empedocles was a native of Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily, and attained a remarkable personal and religious importance, being a poet, orator, scientist, statesman, miracle worker, and in his own… …   Philosophy dictionary

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  • Empedocles — *cite book|last=Inwood|first=Brad|title=The Poem of Empedocles|year=2001|edition=rev. ed.|publisher=University of Toronto Press|location=Toronto|id=ISBN 0 8020 4820 X *cite book|last=Kingsley|first=Peter|authorlink=Peter Kingsley… …   Wikipedia

  • Empedocles — M.R.Wright INTRODUCTION Empedocles was a native of Acragas (Agrigento) in Sicily, a Doric colony founded on the south coast of the island in the sixth century BC, which soon grew to rival Syracuse in its prosperity. A line of temples, many of… …   History of philosophy

  • Empédocles — de Agrigento (en griego Εμπεδοκλής) (Agrigento, 495 adC 435 adC), fue un filósofo y político democrático griego. Cuando perdió las elecciones fue desterrado y se dedicó a ser sabio. Empédocles propuso que el mundo esta compuesto por cuatro… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Empedocles — /em ped euh kleez /, n. c490 c430 B.C., Greek philosopher and statesman. * * * born с 490, Acragas, Sicily died 430 BC, the Peloponnese Greek philosopher, statesman, poet, and physiologist. All that remains of his writings are 500 lines from two… …   Universalium

  • AGRAGAS vel ACRAGAS — AGRAGAS, vel ACRAGAS Siciliae fluv. circa Agrigentum urbem a qua nomen accepit. Draco hodie Fazello et Aretio. Item mons Siciliae non longe a Gelâ, murô quonadam cinctus, habens in summitate oppid. eiusdem nominis. aliô nomine Agrigentum; unde… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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  • Air (classical element) — In traditional cultures, air is often seen as a universal power or pure substance. Its fundamental importance to life can be seen in words such as spirit, inspire, expire, and aspire, all derived from the Latin spirare ( to breathe ). Greek and… …   Wikipedia

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