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Parmenides, one of the chief of the Eleatic school of philosophers, flourished about 450 B.C. His philosophy, conveyed in a poetic form, was designed to demonstrate the reality of Absolute Being, and he approaches some modern identifications of it with thought. The remaius of his works were translated into English hexameters by Thomas Davidson (1870), a prose version being given in W. L. Courtney's Studies in Philosophy (1882).