Ancilla to Pre-Socratic Philosophers: A Complete Translation by Kathleen Freeman

By Kathleen Freeman

This e-book is a whole translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given within the 5th variation of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.

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22. Those who seek gold dig much earth and find little. 31 23. e. the opposite) did not exist. 24. Gods and men honour those slain in war. 25. The greater the fate (death), the greater the reward. 26. In the night, a man kindles 1 a light because his sight is quenched; while living, he approximates to 1 a dead man during sleep; while awake, he approximates to one who sleeps. 27. There await men after they are dead things which they do not expect or imagine. 28. The most wise-seeming man knows, (that is), preserves, only what seems; furthermore, retribution will seize the fabricators of lies and the (false) witnesses.

116. All men have the capacity of knowing themselves and acting with moderation. 117. A man, when he gets drunk, is led stumbling along by an immature boy, not knowing where he is going, having his soul wet. 118. A dry (desiccated) soul is the wisest and best. 119. Character for man is destiny. 120. The limits of morning and evening are the Bear and, p. 33 36 opposite the Bear, the boundary-mark of Zeus god of the clear sky. 121. ' 122. (Word for) Approximation. 123. Nature likes to hide. 124. The fairest universe is but a dust-heap piled up at random.

In Priênê was born Bias son of Teutamos, whose fame (or, 'worth') is greater than that of the rest. 40. Much learning does not teach one to have intelligence; for it would have taught Hesiod and Pythagoras, and again, Xenophanes and Hecataeus. 41. That which is wise is one: to understand the purpose which steers all things through all things. 42. Homer deserves to be flung out of the contests and given a beating; and also Archilochus. 32 43. One should quench arrogance rather than a conflagration.

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