Results 1-3 of 9
('Encomium on Helen': summary) (1) The glory (cosmos) of a city is courage, of a
body, beauty, of a soul, wisdom, of action, virtue, of speech, truth; it is right in all
circumstances to praise what is praiseworthy and blame what is blameworthy.
(Graeco-Syrian Maxims: Gor(gon)ias said): The surpassing beauty of something
hidden is shown when skilled painters cannot depict it with their tried colours.
Their work and their effort affords a wonderful proof of the hidden magnificence.
A feminine form is the greatest beauty in men ; in women, the opposite. 49.
Nothing is certain, except that having been born we die, and that in life one
cannot avoid disaster. 50. (Homer's father was a river). 51. The Pythian contest (
quoted to ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - henrique.maia - LibraryThing
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