- c490–c430 b.c., Greek philosopher and statesman.
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He wondered if it really was Thales so much as Empedocles or Ctesias.The Librarian at Play
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To his left Pythagoras is writing on his knee, and near him, with ink and pen, is Empedocles.Walks in Rome
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- ?490–430 bc, Greek philosopher and scientist, who held that the world is composed of four elements, air, fire, earth, and water, which are governed by the opposing forces of love and discord
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Empedocles(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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