the watch at night (who says) Show me the pass
(the Roman tessera).Polybius vi. 36. Have you the signal from nature
which the appearance that may be accepted ought to
have? And finally whatever means are applied to the
body by those who exercise it, if they tend in any way
towards desire and aversion, they also may be fit means
of exercise; but if they are for display, they are the indications of one who has turned himself towards something
external and who is hunting for something else and who
looks for spectators who will say, Oh the great man. For
this reason Apollonius said well, When you intend to
exercise yourself for your own advantage, and you are
thirsty from heat, take in a mouthful of cold water, and
spit it out and tell nobody.Schweighaeuser refers to Arrian's Expedition of Alexander (vi.
26) for such an instance of Alexander's abstinence. There was an
Apollonius of Tyana, whose life was written by Philostratus: but it
may be that this is not the man who is mentioned here.
granted they were known to be
the temple's trusted keepers, and when age
had enervated them with many years,
as they were standing, by some chance, before
the sacred steps, and were relating all
these things as they had happened, Baucis saw
Philemon, her old husband, and he, too,
saw Baucis, as their bodies put forth leaves;
and while the tops of trees grew over them,
above their faces, — they spoke each to each;
as long as they could speak they said, ‘Farewell,
farewell, my own’—and while they said farewell;
new leaves and branches covered both at once.
“The people of Tyana still point out
two trees which grew there from a double trunk,
two forms made into one. Old truthful men,
who have no reason to deceive me, told
me truly all that I have told to you,
and I have seen the votive wreaths hung from
the branches of the hallowed double-tree.
And one time, as I hung fresh garlands there,
I said, ‘Those whom the Gods care for are Gods!
And those who worshiped are now worship