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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY III

XENOPHANES [21 DK]

P Family, City, Chronology (P1–P7)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 9.18–20

[18] Ξενοφάνης Δεξίου ἤ, ὡς Ἀπολλόδωρος [FGrHist 244 F68a], Ὀρθομένους, Κολοφώνιος [. . .]. οὗτος ἐκπεσὼν τῆς πατρίδος ἐν Ζάγκλῃ τῆς Σικελίας1 διέτριβε2 καὶ ἐν Κατάνῃ. [. . .] καί, ὡς Σωτίων φησί [Frag. 28 Wehrli], κατ᾽ Ἀναξίμανδρον3 ἦν. [. . .] μακροβιώτατός τε γέγονεν, ὥς που καὶ αὐτός φησιν· [19] [. . . = D66]. [. . .] [20] καὶ ἤκμαζε κατὰ τὴν ἑξηκοστὴν Ὀλυμπιάδα.

P2 (< A6) Ps.-Luc. Long. 20

Ξενοφάνης δὲ ὁ Δεξίνου μὲν υἱὸς [. . .] ἐβίωσεν ἔτη ἓν καὶ ἐνενήκοντα.

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XENOPHANES

XENOPHANES

P Family, City, Chronology (P1–P7)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

[18] Xenophanes, from Colophon, son of Dexius or, as Apollodorus says, of Orthomenes [. . .]. After he had been exiled from his fatherland, he spent time in Zancle in Sicily and in Catania.1 [. . .] And, as Sotion says, he lived at the time of Anaximander. [. . .] and he lived to a very great age, as he himself says somewhere: [19] [. . . = D66]. [. . .] [20] and he reached full maturity in the 60th Olympiad [540/36].

P2 (< A6) Ps.-Lucian, Long-lived Men

Xenophanes, the son of Dexinus [. . .] lived for ninety-one years.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.xenophanes-person.2016