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Empedocles’ Emulation of Anaxagoras and Pythagoras (D.L. 8.56)

Apeiron. A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science. 2018. Vol. 51. No. 4. P. 453-458.

Diogenes Laertius cites Alcidamas for the statement that Empedocles emulated Anaxagoras and Pythagoras in his dignity of bearing and the philosophy of nature. Contrary to the standard view, I shall argue that Alcidamas made Empedocles imitate Anaxagoras in his manners and Pythagoras in his teaching