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Headword: Empedoklês
Adler number: epsilon,1002
Translated headword: Empedokles, Empedocles
Vetting Status: high
[Empedokles], son of Meton, though some [say] Archinomos and others Xenetos;[1] and he had a brother Kallikratides.[2] He studied first with Parmenides, and, according to Porphyry in his Philosophical History, became his beloved.[3] But others maintained that he was a disciple of Telauges, son of Pythagoras.[4] From Akragas,[5] [he was] a natural philosopher and epic poet. He flourished during the 77th Olympiad.[6] With a gold crown on his head and bronze shoes on his feet and Delphic laurels in his hands, he would go from city to city, seeking a godlike reputation for himself. When he became old, one night he threw himself into a volcano, so that his body would disappear, and thus he died, but his sandal strap was thrown back up by the volcano. He was also called Wind-preventer, because when a strong wind was oppressing Akragas he surrounded the city with hides of asses.[7] Gorgias, the rhetorician from Leontini, became his student. And he wrote two books of epic verse about the nature of things; there are about two thousand lines of verse. [He also wrote] On medical matters in prose, and many other works.
Greek Original:
Empedoklês, Metônos, hoi de Archinomou, hoi de Xenetou: kai adelphon de esche Kallikratidên. êkroasato de prôtou Parmenidou, houtinos, hôs phêsi Porphurios en têi Philosophôi historiai, kai egeneto paidika. hoi de ephasan mathêtên Têlaugous tou Puthagorou huiou ton Empedoklea genesthai. Akragantinos, philosophos phusikos kai epopoios. ên de kata tên oth# Olumpiada. hos stemma echôn epi tês kephalês chrusoun kai amuklas en tois posi chalkas kai stemmata Delphika en tais chersin epêiei tas poleis, doxan peri hautou kataschein hôs peri theou boulomenos. epei de gêraios egeneto, nuktôr erripsen heauton eis kratêra puros hôste mê phanênai autou to sôma. kai houtôs apôleto, tou sandaliou autou ekbrasthentos hupo tou puros. epeklêthê de kai Kôlusanemas, dia to anemou pollou epithemenou têi Akragantiai exelasai auton doras onôn perithenta têi polei. gegone de toutou mathêtês Gorgias ho rhêtôr ho Leontinos. kai egrapse di' epôn peri phuseôs tôn ontôn biblia b#: kai estin epê hôs dischilia. Iatrika katalogadên, kai alla polla.
C5 BCE; OCD(4) s.v. Empedocles. See also epsilon 1003, epsilon 1004, and under epsilon 1001. The material of the present entry is drawn largely from Diogenes Laertius.
[1] Or "Exainetos": Inwood and others (from Satyrus ap. DL 8.53). Xenetos is cross-referenced at xi 24.
[2] Again at kappa 224.
[3] FGrH 260 F22.
[4] "Later tradition assigned to Pythagoras a son Telauges and then attempted to establish Empedocles as a successor of Pythagoras by citing this Telauges as his teacher" (Wright 1981: 19 and n.94).
[5] In Sicily; present-day Agrigento.
[6] 472-469.
[7] An incident "clearly invented as a background to Empedocles' promise to Pausanias that he will be able to check the force of harmful winds." Wright 1981: 12 and n. 53. For this material cf. alpha 1671 and delta 1376.
Inwood, B. The Poem of Empedocles. A Text and Translation with an Introduction. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1992
Wright, M.R., Empedocles: The Extant Fragments. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1981
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Translated by: Marta Steele on 8 June 2000@15:19:00.
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