Xenophanes (Ksenophanes)( Greek poet and philosopher)
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Biography Xenophanes (Ksenophanes)
Xenophanes; Ksenophanes, of Colophon, c.. 570-470 years. BC. e., Greek poet and philosopher. He left his hometown at the age of about 25 years after its capture by the Persians. Led a life of wandering rhapsody (mostly in Sicily and Southern Italy). At the end of the life of a donkey in Elee, where probably he died. Ks. wrote the elegy, iambic, and epic works. Was not the author of two surviving epic poems about the founding colophon and Eleja. In ancient times, from the top of the creator of ridicule (Silloi) and The Nature (Peri physeos). Ultimately, it is assumed that Ks. not have written these two works, . but throughout his long life, is appearing in the case of poetry, . which in later times were collected in the above two collections: 1) incorporating critical and polemical poems (name, . probably, . borrowed from Timon Fliyskogo), 2) outlining the positive teachings Ks,
. Ks. famous sharp criticism of polytheism and anthropomorphic representations of gods and approval, . that there is only one eternal God, . has neither the human, . any animal shape, . but sees hears and thinks his whole being, . a world controlled by reason,
. Ks. struggled with the ideals of the Greek aristocracy, arguing that a victory in a sporting event is less important than the wisdom of the philosopher.