On melissus xenophanes and gorgias
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On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias by Aristotle
Melissus of Samos, the Greek Eleatic philosopher, led the Samian fleet against the Athenians and defeated them Plutarch, Pericles 26, quoting a lost work of Aristotle. The date of the battle was — BCE, and this is the only reliable date in the biography of Melissus. He was said to have been a pupil of Parmenides, but this may be an inference from his work, which gives ample evidence of dependence on Parmenides.
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The work was likely written during the 1st century CE or later by a member of the peripatetic school. References Guthrie, W. Cambridge University Press. Xenophanes lived a life of travel, having left Ionia at the age of 25 and continuing to travel throughout the Greek world for another 67 years. To judge from these, his elegiac and iambic poetry criticized and satirized a wide range of ideas, including Homer and Hesiod, the belief in the pantheon of anthropomorphic gods and the Greeks' veneration of athleticism. He is the earliest Greek poet who claims explicitly to be writing for future generations, creating "fame that will reach all of Greece, and never die while the Greek kind of songs survives. Gorgias[a] c.
It is generally agreed that Aristotle was not the author of this work. Some have attributed it to Theophrastus who succeeded Aristotle. However, doubt has also been cast that Theophrastus was the author of On Melissus, Xenophanes and Gorgias. Therefore, the author of this work is essentially unknown. Nevertheless, it has been considered to be part of the corpus of Aristotle because it seems to follow the Aristotelian School of thought. Even though the author is unknown for this work, reference in this essay will still be made to Aristotle. Their inquiries centered round the problem of change, and in their solution of this problem they introduced the notions of Being and Becoming, thus carrying speculation into regions strictly metaphysical"[ 1 ].
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Melissus of Samos (Fifth Century BCE)
Melissus maintains that if anything exists it must be eternal, on the ground that it is impossible for anything to come into existence from nothing. For if we suppose that everything has come into existence, then nothing existed beforehand; supposing, on the other hand, that some things existed, and that others were added thereto, then the body of existence would have grown more and larger. And its increment would have come into existence from nothing; for the more cannot exist in the less, nor the greater in the smaller. For if it were two or more, these would terminate in each other. For it could not move unless it passed into something. In that case it must pass. More Contact Us How to Subscribe.
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