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Ideas of Melissus, by Text

[Greek, c.485 - 430 BCE, Born on the island of Samos. Taught by Parmenides. An admiral in the Athenian navy.]

443BCE fragments/reports
p.94 The void is not required for change, because a plenum can alter in quality [Aristotle]
p.301 Being is one [Aristotle]
p.386 There is no real motion, only the appearance of it [Diog. Laertius]
B1 p.48 Nothing could come out of nothing