E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Empedocls (4 syl.)
of Sicily. A disciple of Pythagoras According to Lucian, he threw himself into the crater of Etna, that persons might suppose he was returned to the gods, but Etna threw out his sandal, and destroyed the illusion. (Horace Ars Poetica, 404.) (See CLEOMBROTOS.)