say he is a man with whom you
may play the game with the fingers in the dark. Cicero, De Officiis,
iii. 19. See Forcellini, Micare. what if it should
be a little reputation, or abuse; and what, if it should be
praise; and what if it should be death? He is able to
overcome all. What then if it be in heat, and what if it
is in the rain,The MSS. have u(ome/nos or oi)o/menos. Schweighaeuser has accepted
Upton's emendation of oi)nwme/nos, but I do not. The sleep refers
to dreams. Aristotle, Ethic, i. 13, says: better are the visions
(dreams) of the good (e)pieikw=n) than those of the common sort; and
Zeno taught that a man might from his dreams judge of the progress
that he was making, if he observed that in his sleep he was not pleased
with anything bad, nor desired or did anything unreasonable or un-
just. Plutarch, peri\ prokoth=s, ed. Wyttenbach, vol. i. o. 12. and what if he be in a melancholy (mad)
mood, and what if he be asleep? He will still conquer.
This is my invincible athlete.
exerting our movements contrary to
nature?—No, not even about this.—When then you
see a man pale, as the physician says, judging from the
complexion, this man's spleen is disordered, that man's
liver; so also say, this man's desire and aversion are disordered, he is not in the right way, he is in a fever. For
nothing else changes the colour, or causes trembling or
chattering of the teeth, or causes a man to
Sink in his knees and shift from foot to foot.—Iliad, xiii. 281.
For this reason when Zeno was going to meet Antigonus,In Diogenes Laertius (Zeno, vii.) there is a letter from Antigonus
to Zeno and Zeno's answer. Simplicius (note on the Encheiridion. c. 51)
supposes this Antigonus to be the King of Syria; but Upton remarks
that it is Antigonus Gonatas, king of Macedonia.
he was not anxious, for Antigonus had no power over any
of the things which Zeno admired; and Zeno did not care
for those things over which Antigonus had power. But
Antigonus was anxious when he was going to meet Z<