“...finally, it is said, he died by leaping into the crater of Etna to prove that he was a god. In the words of the [unknown] poet:
'Great Empedocles, that ardent soul
Lept into Etna, and was roasted whole.'
Matthew Arnold wrote a poem on this subject, but, although one of his worst, it does not contain the above couplet.”
— “The History of Western Philosophy” by Bertrand Russell, pg. 53
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