Ancilla to the pre-Socratic philosophers: a complete translation of the fragments in Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker
This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.
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Ach1lles : The Orphics say that the Sphere is like an Egg, the vault of Heaven
being the shell, and the Aether the skin). 1 3. (Damasc1us : The Orphic theogony
given in Hieronymus and Hellanicus is not the same: it gives the first two
(Fire increases Fire), Earth increases its own substance, Aether (increases)
Aether. 38. Come now, I will first tell you of (the sun)* the beginning, (the
Elements) from which all the things we now look upon came forth into view: Earth,
and the sea ...
For Air and Aether dominated all things, both of them being infinite. For these are
the most important (Elements) in the total mixture, both in number and in size. 2.
Air and Aether are separated off from the surrounding multiplicity, and that which
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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