Agrigento

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a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast

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390) because he exhorts the citizens of Agrigentum 'den Gottern der Natur ein Fest zu bringen' and thus echoes the revolutionary festivals in France (p.
Here are the temple at Bassae, both as reconstructed by Laubin and drawn by Cockerell, and the Temple of the Giants at Agrigentum and one of its straining atlantes.
Discovering such delightful passages as 'He talks in raptures of the gigantic antiquities of Agrigentum and Selinimtum and laying very comfortably to sleep (like Ariel in a cowslip's bell) in the flute of a broken column' are the rewards of long toil among the archives.
His conduct is in accordance with the classical standards demanded of an erastes, and even his illegal use of violence against a rival may be sanctioned by the examples of heroes like Aristogeiton of Athens and Chariton of Agrigentum. His relationship with Hyperanthes comes to a tragic end, but it is an end that spares him from the stigma of sexual perversion or the embarrassment of losing the boy to a woman.
These concepts are actually older than Aristotle and can be found a century earlier in the ideas of the philosopher Empedocles of Agrigentum. Aristotle consolidated these notions and emphasized the divine and transcendent character of the heavens.
Park Honan provides a summary of sources, including Arnold's own notes: Born into an 'Illustrious family at Agrigentum in Sicily around 490 B.C.,' he 'swam' as a young man 'in a swelling consciousness of his superiority.' While exchanging witticisms with his friends, he wore 'long waving hair' and a golden circlet and a purple robe to show that he was a poet (183).