Acragas


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a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast

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4) Anaxagoras' slightly younger contemporary Empedocles (of Acragas, in Sicily) held virtually the same view, and since it is controversial which philosopher published his work first, it is possible that Empedocles was the discoverer.
Second, he was not in a position to see more than a partial eclipse at Acragas on Sicily in 478, when the umbra passed south of Sicily.
In the fifth century BC, Empedocles of Acragas, the Greek philosopher, proclaimed that the universe was composed of four primal elements: fire, air, water, and earth.
Phalaris, was a sixth-century BC tyrant of Acragas in Sicily, who became legendary for roasting his victims alive in a brazen bull.
Another significant fact about the real Empedocles is that he was an aristocrat of Acragas who agitated for democratic reform, yet seemed somewhat ambivalent about his position.
14),(34) the original sources were two, both written from a partisan perspective: Fabius Pictor, representing the Roman side; and Philinus of Acragas, representing the Carthaginian side.