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Xenophanes (Sixth Century B.C.)

Xenophanes (ze-nof’a-nēz). A Greek writer and philosopher; born in Colophon about the third or fourth decade of the sixth century B.C., and died at the age of ninety-two, at Elea, in Southern Italy, where, exiled from his Ionian home, he had established himself. He is the reputed founder of the Eleatic philosophy, and his teachings found expression in both elegiac and epic poems, the most important being ‘On Nature’ and ‘Satires.’