Ideas from 'poems (lost)' by Xenophanes [540 BCE], by Theme Structure

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7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 4. Existence as One
The basic Eleatic belief was that all things are one
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 1. Scepticism
If we succeed in speaking the truth, we cannot know we have done it
13. Knowledge Criteria / E. Relativism / 1. Relativism
If God had not created honey, men would say figs are sweeter
28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature
Xenophanes said the essence of God was spherical and utterly inhuman
28. God / E. Attitudes to God / 4. Atheism
Mortals believe gods are born, and have voices and clothes just like mortals
Ethiopian gods have black hair, and Thracian gods have red hair