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Headword: *)empedoklh=s
Adler number: epsilon,1001
Translated headword: Empedokles, Empedocles
Vetting Status: high
[Empedokles], maternal grandson of the former [Empedokles]; tragedian. His tragedies [number] 24.
Greek Original:
*)empedoklh=s, qugatridou=s tou= prote/rou, tragiko/s. tragw|di/ai au)tou= kd#.
Diogenes Laertius 8.58 cites authorities (i) for a different number -- 43 -- of these tragedies and more importantly (ii) for an ancient academic dispute as to their authorship; the majority view was that "the former" (in fact placed second here in the Suda: epsilon 1002, epsilon 1003, epsilon 1004) had written them himself.
Keywords: biography; philosophy; tragedy
Translated by: Marta Steele on 8 June 2000@15:14:43.
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David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 29 May 2001@08:12:17.
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