[Further, he says below, that the atoms move with equal speed, since the void makes way for the lightest and heaviest alike.] 133. And as proof that pleasure is the end he adduces the fact that living things, so soon as they are born, are well content with pleasure and are at enmity with pain, by the prompting of nature and apart from reason. The above-mentioned Timocrates[36] also, the brother of Metrodorus and a giddy fellow, was another of his pupils. And, as Theodorus says in the fourth book of his work, Against Epicurus, in another letter to Themista he thinks he preaches to her. "Yes," was the reply, "cocks and pheasants and peacocks; for they shine in nature's colours, which are ten thousand times more beautiful." He is reported to have said in his old age that he was not aware of having ever broken the law throughout his life; but on one point he was not quite clear. Zeller's. But when from the illusion created by this common property we think we shall distinguish something in the minimum, one part on one side and another part on the other side, it must be another minimum equal to the first which catches our eye. 98, The same topic is now treated again. Make wisdom your provision for the journey from youth to old age; for it is a more certain support than all other possessions. 3 f. It was probably a commonplace κεφάλαιον in some earlier life of Solon. Hence Cratinus in his play, The Chirons, makes him say:[53]. He said he would rather decide a dispute between two of his enemies than between two of his friends; for in the latter case he would be certain to make one of his friends his enemy, but in the former case he would make one of his enemies his friend. Whereby Phoenicians sail the main.[18]. ———. Such he was: he gave his sister Batis to Idomeneus to wife, and himself took Leontion the Athenian courtesan as his concubine. And those tribes which either could not or would not form mutual covenants to the same end are in like case. "Besides, you must not suppose that there are parts unlimited in number, be they ever so small, in any finite body. 105. Two sorts of happiness can be conceived, the one the highest possible, such as the gods enjoy, which cannot be augmented, the other admitting addition and subtraction of pleasures. Lucr. Then he went back to the town in utter perplexity; and there, on entering his own house, he fell in with people who wanted to know who he was. But, again, there is the third part which exceeds the other two in the fineness of its particles and thereby keeps in closer touch with the rest of the frame. The following letters are attributed to Solon: 64. This man (not to be confounded with the more famous Metrodorus of Lampsacus, cf. Every citizen pays a tithe of his property, not to me but to a fund for defraying the cost of the public sacrifices or any other charges on the State or the expenditure on any war which may come upon us. I praise thee, Pollux, for that Chilon's son Cf. Plato also cites him in the Protagoras:[58] "Even the gods do not fight against necessity." So light the burden of his laws on men. 20. That of the Milesians beginning "Who shall possess the tripod?" Secrecy he called the seal of speech, and occasion the seal of secrecy. But the rest of the frame, though it provides this indispensable condition[97] for the soul, itself also has a share, derived from the soul, of the said quality; and yet does not possess all the qualities of soul. 67. But that colour varies with the arrangement of the atoms he states in his "Twelve Rudiments"; further, that they are not of any and every size; at any rate no atom has ever been seen by our sense.]. Control anger. Euthyphro, the son of Heraclides of Pontus, declares that he was a Cretan, Eteia being a town in Crete. With bow and well-stored quiver The parts of the atom are incapable of motion; cf. And he who admonishes the young to live well and the old to make a good end speaks foolishly, not merely because of the desirableness of life, but because the same exercise at once teaches to live well and to die well. This second mention of Timocrates (see 6) may have been a marginal note, not very suitably placed, intended to distinguish the renegade Timocrates from his namesake, one of Epicurus' executors (18). [105] We need not adopt any fresh terms as preferable, but should employ the usual expressions about it. Illnesses of long duration even permit of an excess of pleasure over pain in the flesh. Among the early philosophers, says Diocles, his favourite was Anaxagoras, although he occasionally disagreed with him, and Archelaus the teacher of Socrates. Be warned by Periander's fate, who died A. S. Ferguson in, These long poems may have been written by Lobon himself on the Hesiodic model; or Lobon may merely have affirmed their existence in his treatise. Linus died in Euboea, slain by the arrow of Apollo, and this is his epitaph:[3]. And when he could not find it, he came to the farm, and found everything changed and another owner in possession. Porphyry, https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Lives_of_the_Eminent_Philosophers/Book_I&oldid=10024846, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. His greatest service was this: Megara and Athens laid rival claims to his birthplace Salamis, and after many defeats the Athenians passed a decree punishing with death any man who should propose a renewal of the Salaminian war. And this he said so long before the event. To these are added Anacharsis the Scythian, Myson of Chen, Pherecydes of Syros, Epimenides the Cretan; and by some even Pisistratus the tyrant. Pamphila in the second book of her Memorabilia narrates that, as his son Tyrraeus sat in a barber's shop in Cyme, a smith killed him with a blow from an axe. Moreover, the sum total of things was always such as it is now, and such it will ever remain. "Because," said he, "there is no difference." 358-367. By her he had two sons, Cypselus and Lycophron, the younger a man of intelligence, the elder weak in mind. Also they say that Mochus was a Phoenician, Zamolxis a Thracian, and Atlas a Libyan. The Epicureans do not suffer the wise man to fall in love; nor will he trouble himself about funeral rites; according to them love does not come by divine inspiration: so Diogenes in his twelfth book. "For when once we have said that an infinite number of particles, however small, are contained in anything, it is not possible to conceive how it could any longer be limited or finite in size. But, as it is, both these properties, you see, plainly belong to soul. 80. His doctrine was that water is the universal primary substance, and that the world is animate and full of divinities. His apophthegm is: Practice makes perfect. He wrote a poem On the Birth of the Curetes and Corybantes and a Theogony,[83] 5000 lines in all; another on the building of the Argo and Jason's voyage to Colchis in 6500 lines. Strabo x. Cf. There is no need to banish from reality this clear evidence that the accident has not the nature of that whole – by us called body – to which it belongs, nor of the permanent properties which accompany the whole. Every sensation, he says, is devoid of reason and incapable of memory; for neither is it self-caused nor, regarded as having an external cause, can it add anything thereto or take anything therefrom. A stranger of Atarneus thus inquired of Pittacus, the son of Hyrrhadius: Then you have no one to fear, and need not banish any one.". The most beautiful is the universe, for it is God's workmanship. 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