On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias (Greek: Περὶ Μελίσσου, Ξενοφάνους καὶ Γοργίου; Latin: De Melisso, Xenophane, Gorgia) is a short work falsely attributed to Aristotle. The work was likely written during the 1st century CE or later by a member of the peripatetic school;[1] however, its style of argumentation and its conclusions are distinctly Pyrrhonist rather than Aristotelian. [2]

See also


  1. ^ Guthrie (1962:367).
  2. ^ Jaap Mansfeld DE MELISSO XENOPHANE GORGIA: Pyrrhonizing Aristotelianism Rheinisches Museum für Philologie Neue Folge, 131. Bd., H. 3/4 (1988), pp. 239-276 http://www.rhm.uni-koeln.de/131/Mansfeld.pdf


  • Guthrie, W. K. C. (1962). A History of Greek Philosophy Volume I: The Earlier Presocratics and the Pythagoreans. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-29420-1