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1 Diog. VIII. 57, ᾿Αριστοτέλης δ᾽ ἐν τῷ σοφιστῇ φησι πρῶτον Ἐμπεδοκλέα ῥητορικὴν εὑρεῖν, Ζήνωνα δὲ διαλεκτικήν. In his lost work περὶ ποιητῶν, Arist. (as quoted by Diog l.c.) said that Empedokles was δεινὸς περὶ τὴν φράσιν and μεταφορικός, as well as generally Ὁμηρικός. Twining notices (Vol. I. p. 249) the apparent discrepancy between this statement and that in the Poetics c. 1.—that Empedokles and Homer have οὐδὲν κοινὸν πλὴν τὸ μέτρον.
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