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(ĕm-pĕd′ə-klēz′) Fifth century bc.
Greek philosopher who believed that all matter is composed of elemental particles of fire, water, earth, and air.
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Empedokles also said that this may get Larnaca into the Guinness World Records again.
glosses as [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], is used by Empedokles (DK 31 B 27.4 = Plu.
intuition] Poem, [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "Concerning Nature"; according to the manner of Pythagoras, "his golden verses," of Parmenides or Empedokles, after whom Lucretius in his turn modelled the finest extant illustration of that manner of writing, of thinking.
His interpretation of the oracle gives the clue to his excess, and inescapably brings about the change from rationality into irrationality, which Holderlin describes in Empedocles's case as "the moment when the organic impinges upon me" ("Grund zum Empedokles" [1799], Werke 4: 159).
He finished the second volume of Hyperion and began a tragedy, Der Tod des Empedokles (The Death of Empedocles ), which he never completed.
Kranz, |Lukrez und Empedokles', Philologus 50 (1944), 68-107; E.
Da Aristoteles eine formalistische Poetik verweigert und einen scharfen Trennungsstrich zwischen den Gedichten des Empedokles und den Epen Homers zieht (Poet.
The fictive references to Jacobin methods in Hyperion and Empedokles (with Alabanda and Hermokrates) reflect only one side of Holderlin's concerns.
The threat of breakdown and the desire to escape it are especially clear in Holderlin's Der Tod des Empedokles, in which Empedokles fails to gain uptake from the people when he declares himself a god by means of the verb substantive "I am." Thus his performative act alters his public identity with regard to the people and calls forth the curse of Hermokrates, which is granted uptake and thereby given effectiveness.