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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY V

HIPPO [38 DK]

R A Possible Parody of Hippo in Cratinus

See DRAM. T15–T16

Aristotle’s Contempt for Hippo (R1)

R1 (A7) Arist. Metaph. A3 984a3–5

Ἵππωνα μὲν γὰρ οὐκ ἄν τις ἀξιώσειε θεῖναι μετὰ τούτων διὰ τὴν εὐτέλειαν αὐτοῦ τῆς διανοίας [. . .].

Theophrastus’ Balanced Judgment on Hippo’s Botany (R2)

R2 (< A19) Theophr. HP 3.2.2

[. . . = D18b] τῇ μὲν ὀρθῶς λέγων τῇ δὲ οὐκ ὀρθῶς. ἐξαμελούμενον γὰρ ἅπαν χεῖρον γίνεται καὶ ἀπαγριοῦται, θεραπευόμενον δὲ οὐχ ἅπαν βέλτιον, ὥσπερ εἴρηται.

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HIPPO

HIPPO

R A Possible Parody of Hippo in Cratinus

See DRAM. T15–T16

Aristotle’s Contempt for Hippo (R1)

R1 (A7) Aristotle, Metaphysics

One would not think that Hippo deserves to be placed next to these [i.e. Thales and the early mythic cosmologists], given the shoddiness of his thought [. . .].

Theophrastus’ Balanced Judgment on Hippo’s Botany (R2)

R2 (< A19) Theophrastus, History of Plants

[. . .] On the one hand, what he says is correct, on the other it is not: for while everything that is neglected deteriorates and becomes wild, not everything that is cultivated becomes better, as I have said.

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.hippo-reception.2016