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[242d] become friends and marry and have children and bring them up; and another says there are two, wet and dry or hot and cold, which he settles together and unites in marriage.1 And the Eleatic sect in our region, beginning with Xenophanes and even earlier, have their story that all things, as they are called, are really one. Then some Ionian2 and later some Sicilian3 Muses reflected


1 This refers apparently to Pherecydes and the early lonians.

2 Heracleitus and his followers.

3 Empedocles and his disciples.

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