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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY II

θέντα κυρίως ἔχειν. στάζει δ᾽ ἀνθ᾽ ὕπνου πρὸ καρδίας 180μνησιπήμων πόνος· καὶ παρ᾽ ἄ- κοντας ἦλθε σωφρονεῖν. δαιμόνων δέ που χάρις βίαιος σέλμα σεμνὸν ἡμένων.

182 δέ που TF, δὲ ποῦ cett. βίαιος Turnebus: βιαίως mss.

T2 (≠ DK) Aesch. Heliad. Frag. 70 R

Ζεύς ἐστιν αἰθήρ, Ζεὺς δὲ γῆ, Ζεὺς δ᾽οὐρανός, Ζεύς τοι τὰ πάντα χὤ τι τῶνδ᾽ ὑπέρτερον.

T3 (≠ DK) Soph. Trach. 1276–78

[υλ.] [. . .] μεγάλους μὲν ἰδοῦσα νέους θανάτους, πολλὰ δὲ πήματα καὶ καινοπαθῆ, κοὐδὲν τούτων ὅ τι μὴ Ζεύς.

Aphrodite and Other Divinities (T4–T6)

T4 (ad 59 A112) Aesch. Danaid. Frag. 44 R

[αφ.] ἐρᾷ μὲν ἁγνὸς οὐρανὸς τρῶσαι χθόνα, ἔρως δὲ γαῖαν λαμβάνει γάμου τυχεῖν·

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REFLECTIONS ON GODS AND MEN

Comes through suffering. There drips down instead of sleep before the heart 180Anguish, mindful of misery; wisdom Arrives to the unwilling too. From the deities throned on lofty seat Comes somehow a grace, violent.

T2 (≠ DK) Aeschylus, Fragment from Daughters of the Sun

Zeus is the aether, Zeus the earth, Zeus the sky: Indeed, Zeus is everything, and whatever is beyond that.

T3 (≠ DK) Sophocles, Trachinian Women

[hyllus to the chorus:] [. . .] seeing terrible recent deaths, And sufferings, many and unprecedented— And of these things, nothing that is not Zeus.

Aphrodite and Other Divinities (T4–T6)

T4 (ad 59 A112) Aeschylus, Fragment from The Danaids

[aphrodite:] The pure sky desires to penetrate the earth, And desire seizes the earth to experience wedlock.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.early_greek_philosophy_reflections_gods_men.2016