refuse.” “It is not right,” he
said, “to commend such conduct.” “But, for
Homer's sake,” said I, “I hesitate to say that it is
positively impiousCf. 368 B. to
affirm such things of Achilles and to believe them when told by others; or
again to believe that he said to Apollo
Me thou hast baulked, Far-darter, the most pernicious
of all gods,
Mightily would I requite thee if only my hands had the power.
Hom. Il. 22.15Professor Wilamowitz uses O)LOW/TATE to
prove that Apollo was a god of destruction. But Menelaus says the same
of Zeus in
iii. 365. Cf. Class. Phil. vol. iv. (1909）
itions and modern
conjectures I add references: Eva Sachs, De Theaeteto Ath.
Mathematico,Diss. Berlin, 1914, and
Die fünf platonischen Körper(Philolog.
Untersuch. Heft 24), Berlin, 1917; E. Hoppe,
Mathematik und Astronomie im klass. Altertum, pp. 133
ff.; Rudolf Eberling, Mathematik und Philosophie bei
Plato,Münden, 1909, with my
review in Class. Phil. v. (1910) p.
114; Seth Demel, Platons Verhältnis zur
Mathematik,Leipzig, with my review, Class. Phil.
xxiv. (1929) pp. 312-313; and, for further
bibliography on Plato and mathematics, Budé,
Rep.Introd. pp. lxx-lxxi.” “There
are two causes of that,” said I: “first, inasmuch as no city
sure, but with eyes ever bent upon the earthCf. Milton,
Comus,“Ne'er looks to heaven amid its gorgeous
feast,” Rossetti, “Nineveh,”in
fine,“That set gaze never on the sky,”
etc. Cf. S. O. Dickermann, De Argumentis quibusdam ap.
Xenophontem, Platonem, Aristotelem obviis e structura hominis et
animalium petitis,Halle, 1909, who
lists Plato's Symp. 190 A, Rep. 586 A,
Cratyl. 396 B, 409 C, Tim. 90 A, 91 E,
and many other passages. and heads bowed down over their tables
they feast like cattle,Cf.
1095 b 20BOSKHMA/TWN
BI/ON. Cf. What Plato Said, p. 611, on