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i. ORPHEUS Orpheus lived probably in Thrace, in pre-Homeric times. Aristotle
believed that he never existed; but to other ancient writers he was a real person,
though living in remote antiquity. Nothing is known of any ancient Orphic writings.
(Plato, Symposium 218B: Altibiades bids the uninitiated depart. Cp. the Orphic
command): Ye uninitiated, close the doors ! 8. (Plato, Timaeus 40D: the '
descendants of the gods\ as the Orphics1 call themselves, give the following
account of the ...
Achilles: The Orphics say that the Sphere is like an Egg, the vault of Heaven
being the shell, and the Aether the skin). 1 3. (Damascius : The Orphic theogony
given in Hieronymus and Hellanicus is not the same: it gives the first two
elements as ...
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A definitely must read for any Philosophy student or anyone interested in knowing the origins of Western thought. Here you find all the known fragments of the early Greek Philosophers without ... Read full review