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than Melissus, in the material unity of reality. Cf. Melissus Fr. 8 (Diels). It has been suggested, however (by the Rev. C. F. Angus), that he was simply trying to convey in figurative language a conception of absolute existence.but MelissusOf Samos; defeated the Athenian fleet in 441 B.C. as materially one. Hence the former says that it is finite,Melissus Fr. 8, ll. 32-3, 42-3. and the latter that it is infinite.Melissus Fr. 3. But Xenophanes,Of Colophon, b. 565 (?) B.C. Criticized and ridiculed most of the views of his day, especially the anthropomorphic conception of the gods. Burnet, E.G.P. 55 ff., esp. 61-62. Cf. Xenophanes Fr. 23 (Diels). the first exponent of the Unity (for Parmenides is said to have been his disciple), gave no definite teaching, nor does he seem to have grasped either of these conceptions of unity; but regarding the whole material universe he stated that the Unity is God.T
was "Everything that is is one, if 'what is' has one meaning" (pa/nta (/en, ei) to\ o)\n (\en shmai/nei, Aristot. Phys. 187a 1); but he probably believed, no less than Melissus, in the material unity of reality. Cf. Melissus Fr. 8 (Diels). It has been suggested, however (by the Rev. C. F. Angus), that he was simply trying to convey in figurative language a conception of absolute existence.but MelissusOf Samos; defeated the Athenian fleet in 441 B.C. as materially one. Hence the former says that it is finite,Melissus Fr. 8, ll. 32-3, 42-3. and the latter that it is infinite.Melissus Fr. 3. But Xenophanes,Of Colophon, b. 565 (?) B.C. Criticized and ridiculed most of the views of his day, especially the anthropomorphic conception of the gods. Burnet, E.G.P. 55 ff., esp. 61-62. Cf. Xenophanes Fr. 23 (Diels). the first exponent of the Unity (for Parmenides is said to have been his disciple), g