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Xenophanes (570–480 B.C.), Greek poet and pre-Socratic philosopher. An Ionian who emigrated to South Italy, he wrote satires and ridiculed the idea that the gods had human attributes, positing a single, all-embracing divine being. Only some 40 fragments of his works survive.

See also: Pre-Socratic philosophy.

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