The Classical Quarterly

Research Article

Parmenides' Two Ways

F. M. Cornforda1

a1 Trinity College, Cambridge.

The object of this paper is to determine the relations between the two parts of Parmenides' poem: the Way of Truth, which deduces the necessary properties of a One Being, and the False Way, which contains a cosmogony based on ‘what seems to mortals, in which there is no true belief.’