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    Empedocles (Empedoklēs) was a native citizen of Akragas in Sicily. He came from a rich and noble family. Very little is known about his life. His grandfather, also called Empedoklēs, had won a victory in the horse-race at Olympia in [the 71st Olympiad] OL. LXXI (496–95 BC). His father's name, according to the best accounts, was Meton.. All that can be said to be known about the dates of ...

  2. Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 6th century AD centred on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome known as the Greco-Roman world.

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