(c. 492—432 bc) Greek philosopher

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(c. 493–c. 433 bc),

Greek philosopher, born in Sicily. He taught that the universe is composed of fire, air, water, and earth, which mingle and separate under the influence of the opposing principles of Love and Strife. According to legend he leapt into the crater of Mount Etna in order that he might be thought a god.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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