Empedocles was a Greek philosopher, statesman, physician and reformer. His poem on Nature originally ran to 5,000 lines, of which only 400 are now left. He believed in four ultimate elements—fire, air, water and earth, these being brought into union and parted by the two powers, love and hate. Digital facsimile of the Chicago, 1908 edition in book form from the Internet Archive at this link.
Subjects: ANCIENT MEDICINE › Greece, LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology