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Xenophanes
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(Ξενοφάνης/Xenophánēs).

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[1] X. of Colophon Greek poet, philosopher of nature, 6th/5th cent. BC

Greek poet, social and religious critic, natural philosopher (6th/5th cents. BC).

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I. Life and transmission

X. must have lived between 570 and 467 BC (these dates reflect adjustments for contradictions in the ancient biographical tradition). According to an…

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AL.M., Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Di Marco, Massimo (Fondi Latina), “Xenophanes”, 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 23 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12213220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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