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  Alcmaeon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Alcmaeon is decidedly not an extreme skeptic, however, in that he is willing to assign clear understanding about such things to the gods and by implication admits that even humans have clear understanding of what is directly perceptible.
Alcmaeon developed the first argument for the immortality of the soul, but the testimonia concerning it differ slightly from one another, and it appears to have been taken over and developed by Plato, so that it is very hard to determine exactly how to reconstruct Alcmaeon's own argument.
Alcmaeon's influence was significant in three final ways: 1) His identification of the brain as the seat of human intelligence influenced Philolaus (B13), the Hippocratic Treatise, On the Sacred Disease, and Plato (Timaeus 44d), although a number of thinkers including Empedocles and Aristotle continued to regard the heart as the seat of perception and intelligence.
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 Alcmaeon
In Greek mythology, Alcmaeon was the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
Exhausted, Alcmaeon asked an oracle how to avoid the Erinyes and was told that he needed to stop where the sun was not shining when he killed his mother.
Alcmaeon accidentally left his children, Tisiphone and Amphilochus, with Creon in Corinth.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/al/Alcmaeon.html   (251 words)

  
 EPIGONI, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Thersander 1, son of Polynices and Argia 1 (daughter of Adrastus 1), was determined to sit on the throne he believed should have belonged to his father, by deposing his cousin Laodamas 2, son of Eteocles 1, now king of Thebes.
Alcmaeon 1 is counted among the SUITORS OF HELEN [see also Robe and Necklace of Harmonia 1].
Mates and Offspring: Alcmaeon 1 was father of Clytius 11 by Alcinoe 1; of Acarnan 1 and Amphoterus 1 by Callirrhoe 2; of Amphilochus 2 and Tisiphone 2 by Manto 1 [Apd.3.7.2-7; Hes.CWE.68.15, 99; Hyg.Fab.245; Pau.6.17.6].
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 Alcmaeon of Croton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alcmaeon of Croton (mid-fifth century B.C.) was an Ancient Greek philosopher and medical theorist.
Although he wrote mostly on medical topics there is some suggestion that he was not a physician but a philosopher of science.
Alcmaeon of Croton entry in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alcmaeon_of_Croton   (228 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Alcmaeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alcmaeon ALCMAEON [Alcmaeon], in Greek legend, son of Amphiaraüs and Eriphyle, a leader of the expedition of the Epigoni against Thebes.
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.
Amphilochus AMPHILOCHUS [Amphilochus], in Greek mythology, son of Amphiaraüs and Eriphyle and brother of Alcmaeon.
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 Amphiaraus
Amphiaraus reluctantly agreed to join the battle and asked his sons, Alcmaeon and Amphilochus to avenge his death.
In the battle, Amphiaraus sought to flee from Poriclymenus, the son of Poseidon, who wanted to kill him, but Zeus threw his thunder and the earth opened to swallow Amphiaraus together with his chariot.
He was pursued by the Erinyes as he fled across Greece, eventually landing the court of King Phegeus, who gave him his daughter in marriage.
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 Alcmaeon
Alcmaeon, or Alkmáon, in Greek mytholog was the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
Although sources differ concerning whether Alcmaeon knew about his mother's treachery before he attacked Thebes, all agree that once he returned he killed his mother, possibly with the help of his younger brother Amphilochus.
Alcmaeon is instructed by the oracle to find a land which did not exist at the time when he was polluted by killing his mother.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Alcmaeon.html   (677 words)

  
 History of BIOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Crotona is famous at the time for its Pythagorean scholars, but Alcmaeon seems not to have been of their school.
Alcmaeon is the first scientist known to have practised dissection in his researches.
Alcmaeon reasons that since a blow to the head can affect the mind, in concussion, this must be where reason lies.
www.historyworld.net /wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ac22   (786 words)

  
 Early Greeks
Alcmaeon was one of the first to move away from temple medicine and focus more on rational, naturalistic medicine.
Alcmaeon's theory of health of health is "isonomy" is at once that which most clearly connects hime with earlier inquirers like Anaximander, and also that which had the greatest influence on the subsequent development of philosophy.
According to Vassilis Vassilikos, it was Alcmaeon who “introduced to Western thought the Chinese concepts of yin and yang {represented by the Tai Chi or yin yang symbol} when he spoke of humankind’s essential duality and claimed that the unitary state, with no counter-balance, is a cause of sickness” (1992).
mars.unionky.edu /caldwell/psy461/greek_thinkers.htm   (4802 words)

  
 Alcmaeon
Alcmaeon himself participated later in the expedition of the Epigonoi and when he came from the battle unharmed, he killed his mother Eriphyle, according to his father's orders.
Alcmaeon married there Callirhoë;, the daughter of the river god.
These jewels had been left behind with Phegeus and when Alcmaeon pretended to offer them to Apollo, Phegeus found out about the deceit and had his sons kill Alcmaeon.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/alcmaeon.html   (221 words)

  
 Alcmaeon
ALCMAEON, of Argos, in Greek legend, was the son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle.
After the destruction of Thebes by the Epigoni, Alcmaeon carried out his father’s injunctions by killing his mother, as a punishment for which he was driven mad and pursued by the Erinyes from place to place.
But the land was cursed with barrenness, and the oracle declared that Alcmaeon would never find rest until he reached a spot on which the sun had never shone at the time he slew his mother.
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 Alcmaeon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He contributed to the study of medicine by establishing the connection between the brain and the sense organs.
He was pursued by the Erinyes and driven mad, fleeing first to Arcadia, where his grandfather Oicles ruled, and then to King Phegeus in Psophis, who purified him and gave him his daughter, Arsinoe in Apollodorus and Alphesiboea in Pausanius, in marriage.
When he returned to Corinth to fetch his children, her identity was somehow revealed, and Amphilocus went on to colonize Amphilochian Argos.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alcmaeon   (892 words)

  
 Alcmaeon, Greece, Greek mythology
Alcmaeon went to the oracle of Delphi, and was told to kill his mother.
Finally Alcmaeon came to king Psophis of Arcadia, where he married the king's daughter Arsinoe.
Arcadia went barren because of Alcmaeons presence and he then fled to the river Anchelous and married the river-god's daughter Callirhoe.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/alcmaeon.htm   (142 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 106 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
, and went to Athens, where Melanthus, the representative of the elder branch of the family be­came king, and Alcmaeon, the representative of the second branch,became a noble and the ancestor of the Alcmaeonidae.
But, as the archons for life appear to have been always taken from the family of Me-don, it is probable that these were only Alcmaeo-nids on the mother's side.
4, 299.) [P. ('AA/c^uaV), called by the Attic and later Greek writers Alcmaeon (JAA/<:/xcuand>i>), the chief lyric poet of Sparta, was by birth a Lydian of Sardis.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/0115.html   (851 words)

  
 Alcmaeon Sources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alcmaeon son of Eriphyle; Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, sons of Amphiaraus, were Epigoni;
Alcmaeon, son of Eriphyle, brother of Amphilochus; Alcmaeon married Arsinoe, daughter of Phegeus, and he also married Callirrhoe, daughter of Achelous;
Alcmaeon, Amphilochus, Eurydice and Demonassa, children of Amphiaraus by Eriphyle;
www.csulb.edu /~dbouvier/SourceFiles/i318Sources.htm   (63 words)

  
 Detail Page
After his father, Amphiaraus, was killed in the exploit of the Seven Against Thebes, Alcmaeon led the expedition of the Epigoni (Descendants) and captured Thebes.
Then, in accordance with a prior vow to Amphiaraus, Alcmaeon murdered his own mother, Eriphyle, for her treacherous role in convincing Amphiaraus to join the doomed expedition.
Alcmaeon was the subject of at least two tragedies by the Athenian playwright Euripides (late 400s
www.fofweb.com /Onfiles/Ancient/AncientDetail.asp?iPin=GRE0034   (186 words)

  
 Achelous - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mouth of the Achelous river was the spot where Alcmaeon finally found peace from the Erinyes.
Achelous offered him Callirhoe, his daughter, in marriage if Alcmaeon would retrieve the clothing and jewelry his mother, Eriphyle, had been wearing when she sent her husband, Amphiaraus to his death.
Alcmaeon had to retrieve the clothes from King Phegeus, who sent his sons to kill Alcmaeon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Achelous   (452 words)

  
 A Tragic Spoof
Amphiaraus had died as one of the Seven Against Thebes, an army led by the Theban Polynices, son of the famous Oedipus, who was attempting to reclaim the throne of Thebes from his brother Eteocles.
But before he left, Amphiaraus told his son Alcmaeon to avenge his death by killing his mother.
Alcmaeon himself fought as one of the Epigoni who finally took Thebes--his mother having been bribed yet again, this time with a swell robe.
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/HTML/spoof.htm   (1099 words)

  
 M. Luz Presocratics 7
The majority of references in Plato and Aristotle really refer to later Pythagoreans of the 5th century BC (especially Alcmaeon and Philolaus).
This was done by Democritus and the atomists who posited solid atomic unities which though non-sensible are the arche of sensible objects.
Alcmaeon was a major source for Plato and Aristotle.
research.haifa.ac.il /~mluz/Access/PhilLect7.html   (1292 words)

  
 Diogenes Laertius: Life of Alcmaeon, from Lives of the Philosophers, translated by C.D. Yonge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BY DIOGENES LAERTIUS, TRANSLATED BY C.D. Alcmaeon was a citizen of Crotona; he also was a pupil of Pythagoras.
He appears to have been the first person who wrote a treatise on Natural Philosophy, as Favorinus affirms, in his Universal History; and he used to argue that the moon had the same nature for ever which she had at that moment.
He was the son of Pirithus, as he himself states at the beginning of his treatise, where he says, "Alcmaeon, of Crotona, the son of Pirithus, says this to Brontinus, and Leon, and Bathyllus.
classicpersuasion.org /pw/diogenes/dlalcmaeon.htm   (246 words)

  
 Suppliants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ten years later the sons of those who had died, who were called Epigoni, undertook an expedition against Thebes to avenge their fathers’ deaths.
The members of the expediton were: Alcmaeon and Amphilochus, sons of Amphiaraus; Aegialeus, son of Adrastus; Dionmedes, son of Tydeus; Promachus, son of Pathenopaeus; Sthenelus, son of Capaneus; Thersander, son of Polyneices; and Euryalus, son of Mecisteus.
They were then attacked by the Thebans under the command of Laodamus, the son of Eteocles, and fought bravely.
www.greek-myth.com /Mythology/Oedipus/suppliants.htm   (1315 words)

  
 greek
ALCMAEON: Not all that men desire do they obtain.
ALCMAEON: This house was Eriphyle's, no one else's.
ALCMAEON: I go into the house with heels and speed.
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 Alcmaeon (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy/Winter 2003 Edition)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the other hand, no one earlier than Diogenes calls Alcmaeon a Pythagorean.
Such skepticism about human knowledge is characteristic of one strand of early Greek thought.
Alcmaeon (from John Burnet, 1920, Early Greek Philosophy)
www.science.uva.nl /~seop/archives/win2003/entries/alcmaeon   (6258 words)

  
 ALCMAEON - Online Information article about ALCMAEON (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Epigoni, Alcmaeon carried out his father's injunctions by killing his See also:
When the truth became known he was pursued and slain by Phegeus and his sons.
After his death Alcmaeon was worshipped at Thebes; his See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org.cob-web.org:8888 /AJA_ALL/ALCMAEON.html   (586 words)

  
 Allakhazam's Magical Realm: Dark Age of Camelot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I was there (yes, I was spying!) when the Queen slipped it upon his wrist, along with that stolen kiss, shortly before the King forced Alcmaeon into the trials.
I saw the gleam in the King’s eyes as Alcmaeon entered the [trials], and the silent signal he gave to the captain of the guard.”
I saw them spring from their hiding places only to stop in confusion when Alcmaeon’s face turned to that of the King’s.
camelot.allakhazam.com /quests.html?cquest=1910   (455 words)

  
 Spoof
Leads (the Chorus Leader, Alcmaeon, and to a lesser extent Eriphyle) usually get more credit, but chorus members will be rewarded as well.
Some of the notes on the text below are keyed to a translation of the Oresteia (Lattimore's) other than the one we're using.
Alcmaeon, an Argive, was the son of Eriphyle (mom) and Amphiaraus (dad).
www.siu.edu /~dfll/classics/Johnson/GreekCiv/alia/Spoof.html   (1324 words)

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