Empedocles of Acragas

about 492 BC - about 432 BC

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Empedocles was a Greek philosopher who is best known for his belief that all matter was composed of four elements: fire, air, water, and earth. Some have considered him the inventor of rhetoric and the founder of the science of medicine in Italy.
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List of References (7 books/articles)

A Poster of Empedocles

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  1. NNDB
  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica

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