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Ideas of Xenophanes, by Text

[Greek, c.570 - 478 BCE, Born at Colophon. A teacher of Parmenides.]

530BCE fragments/reports
p.35 The basic Eleatic belief was that all things are one [Plato]
p.383 Xenophanes said the essence of God was spherical and utterly inhuman [Diog. Laertius]
B14 p.22 Mortals believe gods are born, and have voices and clothes just like mortals
B16 p.22 Ethiopian gods have black hair, and Thracian gods have red hair
B34 p.24 If we succeed in speaking the truth, we cannot know we have done it
B38 p.24 If God had not created honey, men would say figs are sweeter