Clazomenae


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Clazomenae

(kləzŏm`ĭnē), ancient city of W Asia Minor, 20 mi (32 km) W of present-day Izmir, Turkey. It was one of the 12 Ionian cities of Asia Minor. The city was founded on the mainland but was later moved to a small island, and Alexander the Great built a causeway to it. The town continued to flourish through the Hellenistic and Roman periods. It was the birthplace of the philosopher Anaxagoras.
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84) Apollodorus of Cyzicus, Phanosthenes of Andros and Heraclides of Clazomenae.
The eclipse was visible in Anaxagoras' native Clazomenae on the central Aegean coast of Asia Minor.
On the chronology of Anaxagoras and Empedocles the earliest source is Aristotle Metaph 984a11-13: 'Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, being prior to [Empedocles] in age, but posterior in works, says the principles are infinite.
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments and Testimonia collects all the surviving fragments of the writings of the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras of Clazomenae (circa 500 B.
The dialogue is narrated by a man named Cephalus who traveled with a group of fellow citizens from Clazomenae to Athens to hear an account of a conversation Socrates once had with the Eleatic philosopher.
The men from Clazomenae probably wanted to find out whether the more complete separation between the intelligible ideas and sensible manifestations characteristic of Socrates' teaching about the ideas represented a better response to the difficulties Parmenides' argument raised about the intelligibility of the sensible world than Anaxagoras' doctrine, or whether Parmenides' criticisms demolished Socrates' thesis (in which case Anaxagoras' doctrine would remain the major alternative to and correction of the Eleatics).