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Meton
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(Μέτων; Métōn).

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[1] Son of Empedokles, who won a victory at Olympia in 496BC

Meton came from Acragas, he was the son of one Empedocles who won a victory at Olympia in 496BC, and father of the famous philosopher Empedocles [1]. After the overthrow of the tyrant Thrasydaeus in 472/1 Meton was a highly regarded figure in Akragas (Diog. Laert. 8,51-53; 8,72 = Diels/Kranz 31 A 1…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster) and Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Meton”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 10 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e802800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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