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Essays in Philosophy

Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2000

Ancient Natural Philosophy

Simon Trepanier
Pages 1-15

The Structure of Empedocles’ Fragment 17

Fragment 17 of Empedocles has long been recognized as the most important in the corpus. In 1998, the significance of this 35-line fragment was further increased by the publication of the Strasbourg papyrus, containing roughly 74 lines of Empedocles.

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