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  • noun a town in Italy in southwestern Sicily near the coast; the site of six Greek temples


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  • There is no reason to regard the physician Acron of Acragas as a Pythagorean, as Zhmud does (1997, 73).

    Pythagoreanism Huffman, Carl 2006

  • Acron's father's name was Xenon, and a Xenon appears in Iamblichus 'catalogue, but he is listed as from Locri and not Acragas, so again this is not good evidence that Acron was a Pythagorean.

    Pythagoreanism Huffman, Carl 2006

  • In antiquity, Empedocles (ca. 495-435 BCE) was characterized as active on the democratic side in the politics of his native city of Acragas in Sicily, and as a physician, as well as a philosopher and poet.

    Empedocles Parry, Richard 2005

  • Acragas (Agrigentum), so called from the river of that name, and made Aristonous and Pystilus their founders; giving their own institutions to the colony.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 2005

  • Empedliocles of Acragas and Heraclitus of Ephesus, believe that there is alternation in the destructive process, which takes now this direction, now that, and continues without end.

    On the Heavens 2002

  • The most important were Theron of Acragas (488–471) and Gelon of Gela, later of Syracuse (485–478).

    490 2001

  • Gela founded Acragas in southwest Sicily, which became larger and wealthier than its metropolis.

    651 (Or 628) 2001

  • Phalaris, tyrant of Acragas, pursued a policy of extreme repression and ruthless expansion.

    651 (Or 628) 2001

  • Syracuse and Acragas fought over the division of territory from the former Sicel federation.

    c. 450 2001

  • Syracuse and Acragas defeated the Sicels under Ducetius at the Battle of Noae.

    c. 450 2001


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