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Empĕdŏcles , is (
I.gen. -cli, Gell. 4, 11, 9; acc. -clem, Cic. Ac. 1, 12, 44; “-clen,id. ib. 2, 5, 14 al.), m., = Ἐμπεδοκλῆς, a famous natural philosopher of Agrigentum, about 460 B. C., Lucr. 1, 716 sq.; Cic. N. D. 1, 12; id. de Or. 1, 50, 217; id. Tusc. 1, 9, 19; Quint. 1, 4, 4; 3, 1, 8; Plin. 29, 1, 4, § 5; Gell. 17, 21, 14; Hor. Ep. 1, 12, 20; id. A. P. 465.—Hence,
II. Empĕdoclēus , a, um, adj., Empedoclean: sanguis (acc. to his doctrine, the soul), Cic. Tusc. 1, 17 fin.— Subst.: Empĕdoclēa , ōrum, n., Empedoclean doctrines, id. Q. Fr. 2, 11 fin.
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