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lived from...

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 died

southern Italy

Xenophanes poems mostly express

radical opinions

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


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