t, as one can be
loved without knowing it, but one cannot love without knowing it.
more than being loved, on the actual feeling, whereas being loved
corresponds with the nature of the object. A sign of this is that a
friend, if both things were not possible, would choose to know the
other person rather than to be known by him, as for example women do
when they allow others to adopt their children, and Andromache in the
tragedy of Antiphon.This poet
lived at Syracuse
at the court of Dionysus the elder (who came into power 406 B.C.). He is said to have written
tragedies in collaboration with the tyrant; and he was sentenced
by him to death by flogging (Aristot. Rhet. 1384a
9). Indeed the wish to be known seems to be
selfish, and its motive a desire to receive and not to confer some
benefit, whereas to wish to know a person is for the sake of
conferring benefit and bestowing affection.