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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Bradley 2011:57-68 bied 'n gedetailleerde uiteensetting van beskouinge oor kleur deur die Pre-Sokrate (Alkmaion en Empedokles), die atomiste (Leukippos en Demokritos), Plato (in sy Meno), Aristoteles oor kleurpersepsie (in Meteorologica, De Anima en De Sensu et Sensibilibus), Theophrastus (in sy De Sensibus) en die twee filosofiese tradisies van die Hellenisme, Stoisisme en Epikurisme.
Max Wellmann estima que esta obra, conservada en el Corpus hipocratico, debio ser escrita por un alumno de Alcmeon y afirma: "El gran descubrimiento del genial Alkmaion de Krotona de que el cerebro era el sitio de la conciencia, de las sensaciones y del entendimiento, en otras palabras, del conjunto de la vida psiquica, llevaba implicita la idea que toda enfermedad mental y tambien la epilepsia dependian de una enfermedad del cerebro" (Outes y Orlando, 2008).
Some thought that Alkmaion was called like that, others that it was the man with sickle-shaped legs).