Lucia Athanassaki, in "Creative Impact of the Occasion: Pindar and Horace" (200-225), offers a detailed analysis of Pindar's songs for the Emmenids of Acragas
, within which she focusses on how occasion works as a stimulus for the composition of new narratives for the same or a related occasion.
Persian occupation of the Greek cities on the Asia Minor coast, particularly Miletus (499 BC) which led to Ionic rebellion and was a cause of lengthy wars with the Greeks, resulted in migrations of educated Greeks westwards who seeked shelter in Greece, particularly on islands (Lesbos, Hios, Samos, Chios, Kos, Delos, Rhodos etc.) in the Ionian Sea, in the south of the Apennine Peninsula (Taranto, Metaponto, Sybaris, Kroton, Elea, Paestum, Neapolis), on the island of Sicily (Syracuse, Catania, Zancle, Acragas
, Gela, Selinunte) etc.
earthquake--and the vanished glory of Acragas
(Agrigento, today) sacked
(54) In Ancient Greece, around the 6th Century B.C.E., Phalaris, the tyrant of Acragas
, commissioned Perillos of Athens to create a new execution device for criminals.
The cosmopolitan culture of Alexandria is a marvelous achievement, but tiny Sicyon gave the world some of its best sculpture and painting, and Elea, a Phocaean colony in Italy, and Acragas
in Sicily are home to three of the greatest ancient philosophers.
Thus it is from none other than Homer that Empedocles of Acragas
derived his doctrine.
The philosophers' football match line-ups in 1972 were GERMANY Gottfried Leibniz Immanuel Kant Georg "Nobby" Hegel (capt) Arthur Schopenhauer Friedrich Schelling Franz Beckenbauer Karl Jaspers Karl Schlegel Ludwig Wittgenstein Friedrich Nietzsche Martin Heidegger sub: (for Wittgenstein in 2nd half) - Karl Marx GREECE Plato Epictetus "Chopper" Sophocles Aristotle Empedocles of Acragas
Plotinus Epicurus Heraclitus Democritus Socrates (capt) Archimedes
All in all, it appeared to conform to the severe Greek sculptural style of the early fifth century BC and, indeed, a very similar statue of an ephebe, a young man of military training age, has been discovered on the site of the Sicilian Greek city of Acragas
He joined the ranks of earlier monists, such as Thales of Miletus and Anaximander of Miletus, who claimed that all things were composed of a single substance, (17) and stood in opposition to later pluralists, such as Empedocles of Acragas
(492-432 BCE) and Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (500-428 BCE), who posited the existence of multiple substances.
Empedocles of Acragas
, who lived during the time of Hippocrates, had a theory concerning disease and its afflictions.