Alcmaeon


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Alcmaeon

(ălkmē`ən), in Greek legend, son of Amphiaraüs and Eriphyle, a leader of the expedition of the EpigoniEpigoni
, in Greek legend, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, who avenged the death of their fathers. Under the leadership of Adrastus and Alcmaeon, the Epigoni conquered Thebes 10 years after the Seven had fought alongside Polynices for the throne of Thebes.
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 against Thebes. He murdered his mother in revenge for his father's death and consequently was haunted by the Erinyes until he found haven on Achelous' island. There he married Callirrhoë, daughter of Achelous, and lived in peace until his wife demanded the sacred robe and necklace of Harmonia, which were in the possession of his former wife Arsinoë. When he tried to regain them from Arsinoë, her brothers killed him.
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Now, the best tragedies are founded on the story of a few houses, on the fortunes of Alcmaeon, Oedipus, Orestes, Meleager, Thyestes, Telephus, and those others who have done or suffered something terrible.
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Philosopher and physician Alcmaeon, disciple of Pythagoras (6th-5th centuries BC), Aristotle and some others did dissections.
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500 BCE: Alcmaeon, Croton, Greece, observes when he dissects animals that arteries and veins are dissimilar.
16) We need not suppose that Alcmaeon was the intended target.
Alcmaeon of Croton, a contemporary of Pythagoras, favoured the head (and brain), as did Diogenes and Democritus.
Dante continues to expand the associative meanings of Briareos by mentioning Niobe, Saul, Arachne, Rehoboam, Alcmaeon, Sennacherib, Tomyris and Cyrus, and Holofernes(Purg.
Two centuries prior to Aristotle in the fifth century BC, Alcmaeon of Croton, a disciple of Pythagoras, declared by some to be the true father of medicine, not Hippocrates, taught that the brain was the central receiving organ of all our senses.
Colin Teevan's adaptation of Euripides' lost play, Alcmaeon In Corinth, is based on a smattering of fragments that have survived the 2,000 years since its creation.
After 16 years away, Alcmaeon returns home to Corinth to retrieve the ancient necklace of Harmonia for his new wife.
Beare in Greek Theories of Elementary Cognition from Alcmaeon to Aristotle (Oxford: Clarendon, 1906) 131-59.