Single Idea 1792

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / f. Ancient elements]

Full Idea

He taught that there were two elements, fire and earth; and that one of them occupies the place of the maker, the other that of the matter.

Gist of Idea

He taught that there are two elements, fire the maker, and earth the matter


report of Parmenides (fragments/reports [c.474 BCE]) by Diogenes Laertius - Lives of Eminent Philosophers 09.Pa.2

Book Reference

Diogenes Laertius: 'Diogenes Laertius', ed/tr. Yonge,C.D. [Henry G. Bohn 1853], p.384