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EMPEDOCLES OF AGRIGENTUM


The Fragments

The W.E. Leonard English verse translation of Empedocles

The complete W.E. Leonard verse translation of Empedocles (1908).

W.E. Leonard translation with Unicode Greek text

You'll need a Unicode Greek font to see the Greek text as it appeared in Leonard.

John Burnet's translation of Empedocles

This is a shortcut to Burnet's translation of the fragments in his chapter on Empedocles in Early Greek Philosophy (1920, with Burnet's notes).


About Empedocles

Diogenes Laertius' Life of Empedocles

Diogenes Laertius, The Life of Empedocles, translated by C.D. Yonge. Part of the Lives of the Philosophers at Peithô's Web.

Empedocles, by John Burnet

John Burnet's chapter on Empedocles in Early Greek Philosophy, including Burnet's notes.

Theodor Gomperz on Empedocles

From Theodor Gomperz' Greek Thinkers, translated by Laurie Magnus.

John Addington Symonds on Empedocles

From John Addington Symonds' The Greek Poets.


Empedocles Links

· Empedocles. Richard Parry's account in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
· Perseus Project English search for 'Empedocles'
· TOCS-IN search for 'Empedocles'
· Bryn Mawr Classical Review search for 'Empedocles'
· Placita.org. An outstanding collection of Greek texts by and about the Presocratic philosophers
· Jean-Claude Picot's Empedocles of Acragas (French) and his bibliography of Empedocles (French)
· Arthur Fairbanks on Empedocles (with translation, doxography), at Hanover
· Empedocles Watch -- Mount Etna Web Cam at INGV webcams
· Temple 'B', or Empedocles' Temple, Selenus
· S. Trepanier's 'Structure of Empedocles Fragment 17' (with new material)
· Zeller on Empedocles, at Wright U.
· Foundations of Hippocratic Medicine
· Empedocles, at biographies of mathemeticians
· Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Empedocles
· A peek at Peter Kingsley on Parmenides and Empedocles
· David Sedley: Lucretius and the New Empedocles (pdf)
· BBC Heros (The great magician Empedocles)
· Kelley L. Ross' The Greek Elements
· Barry D. Smith's Empedocles, at Atlantic Baptist U.
· Empedocles slide Show at Transylvania U.
· James Mark Baldwin, Early Psychological Thought (at York U, Toronto)
· Period of the Present World in Empedocles
· Logic of Presocratic Philosophy (Heidel)
· Empedocles according to Hippolytus
· Marc Cohen on Empedocles (with Cohen's Pluralist Scorecard)
· Empedocles Bibliography at Presocratics.org
· Earth, Air, Fire & Water (a pleasant audio view of Empedocles)

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