570-early 5th century B.C
where was he born?
at what age did he leave Colophon?
he often wrote about this
Croesus, King of Lydia's time of peace and prosperity
Xenophanes spend most of his life as
greek wanderer in the free greek world
Xenophanes poems mostly express
2 ideas Xenophanes rejected
worship of athletes, and idea of anthropomorphic Gods
Xenophanes loved the idea of
if a horse or lion or a slow ox had agile hands for paint and scultpture...
our gods have flar noses and black skins...
there is one God-supreme among gods and men
the gods did not enrich man with the knowlege of all things