A history of the literature of ancient Greece; from the by John William Donaldson, Karl Otfried Müller

By John William Donaldson, Karl Otfried Müller

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The and of the founder school, Zcno, who only Antisthenes, received instruction from Crates the disciple of Diogenes, tliat paid any attention to science as such. Even in the hands of Antisthenes science was really a denial of scientific principles. ' insisted upon an identity of expression in speaking of the same subjects, so that he denied the possibility of contradiction, and It was therefore in a very different sense almost of falsehood. " blessings,' ' insisted upon Antisthenes intended to scientific definition, insist On the whole it only upon a fixed use of conventional terms.

Reference to Lais. * So Horace says of him (i. Epist. XVII. 23) ; Omnis Aristippum decuit color et status Tentantem majora, fere prsesentibus et res, tequum. Laert. II. 8, § 66 9}v 5^ kavbs apfibaacTdai nal rdTry Koi xp^vip Kal wpoffwinp Traaav irtplaraaiv apfiovlus viroKpivaffdat. ^ ical 19 ARISTIPPUS. ' Although his native city has given its name to the school which he founded, Aristippus lived very little at Cyrene. Indeed he did not hesitate to avow to Socrates himself that he lived away from home in order to avoid the duties of a Greek citizen.

X. i. Soph. , 259 D. Ph'deh. 45 D. c. Professor Thompson (in a paper read before the Cambridye Philosophical Society in Nov. 1857) has rendered it probable that of the two parties in the gigantomachy (Soph. p. ) the gods represent the Megarics, who, as idealibts, arc called moie humane than their materialistic opjtoneiits, rnxipixrrepoL, 'more civilized' or ' ' whereas the giants denote the school of Antisthenes, who, says Plato, think nothing real but tliat which they can take liold of with both their hands (Soph.

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