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Epictetus, Discourses (ed. George Long), book 2 (search)
distributed, go, if you think it right, and snatch up the portion of him who reclines next to you, or slily steal it, or place your hand down by it and lay hold of it, and if you can not tear away a bit of the meat, grease your fingers and lick them. A fine companion over cups, and Socratic guest indeed Well, is not the theatre common to the citizens? When then they have taken their seats, come, if you think proper, and eject one of them. In this way women also are common by nature. When then the legislator, like the master of a feast, has distributed them, will you not also look for your own portion and not filch and handle what belongs to another. But I am a man of letters and understand Archedemus.Archedemus was a Stoic philosopher of Tarsus. We know little about him.—Understand Archedemus then, and be an adulterer, and faithless, and instead of a man, be a wolf or an ape: for what is the difference?A man may be a philosopher or pretend to be; and at the same time he may be a bea
lengths determine their pitch. The usual number was seven, but some are found having from three to nine. Probably the ugab of the Hebrew Bible, which in our version is rendered organ. The sumphonia of the Hebrew (zampogna is the Italian bagpipe) was probably a syrinx with bellows, — the rudimentary organ. The pandean pipes, eight in a row, and of graduated lengths, are shown on old monuments and gems. A syrinx with bellows is shown on one of the ancient terracotta exhumed at Tarsus, Asia Minor. It is supposed to be 2,000 years old, as coins of the second century B. C. were imbedded in the earth in its vicinity. The Peruvians had a syrinx with eight pipes. One specimen of the instrument was about four inches wide, the longest pipe having also about that length. They were made of cane or stone. The one above referred to was made of a talcose stone, and was peculiarly ornamented. It was found on the breast of a skeleton in one of the huacas, or Peruvian tombs. Four of