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Zeno of Ela (~490–430 BCE) was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher.

None of Zeno’s own writings have survived to modern times, but he is known to philosophers mostly by way of other ancient Greek writers, including Plato. Zeno is best known for his paradoxes, a set of philosophical and mathematical problems that describe the apparent impossibility of motion and change over time.


Name: Ζηνων (Zeno)
Born: ~490 BCE
Died: ~430 BCE