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  • proper n. Epimenides of Knossos.


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From Ancient Greek Ἐπιμενίδης


  • The apostle of the Gentiles took this view when he called Epimenides the

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  • Their point would be that no one (moreover) should be credited with knowledge (of the certain truth concerning the gods or the nature of all things) simply on the basis of having correctly described, perhaps even predicted, individual events as they take place (perhaps a reference to self-styled paragons of wisdom and predictors of events such as Epimenides and Pythagoras).


  • They like presenting hapless office girl bots with the Epimenides Paradox and watching their circuits fry.

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  • Epimenides' poem Cretica is quoted twice in the New Testament.

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  • The Cretan in question is traditionally said to have been Epimenides.


  • (He is particularly fond of Epimenides' paradox, a classic one-sentence brain-buster: "This sentence is false.")

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  • Epimenides of Crete who slept fifty-seven years; and they extend to modern days as La Belle au Bois dormant.

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  • Fable supposes that one Epimenides in a single nap, slept twenty-seven years, and that on his awaking he was quite astonished at finding his grandchildren — who asked him his name — married, his friends dead, his town and the manners of its inhabitants changed.

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  • You must have heard here the story of the prophet Epimenides, who was of my family, and came to Athens ten years before the Persian war, in accordance with the response of the Oracle, and offered certain sacrifices which the God commanded.


  • We can hardly suppose that an educated Athenian would have placed the visit of Epimenides to Athens ten years before the



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