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οὐρανίων: objective gen. with φροντιστήν. Obs. the ‘prolepsis.’

θεός: but θεοῖς without the art. just below. See on iv. 3. 13.

ταῦτα μεριμνῶντα: see on φροντίζοντας τὰ τοιαῦτα i. 1. 11.

Ἀναξαγόρας: of Clazomĕnae, a contemporary of Pericles (about 440 B.C.), famous as a physical philosopher. He taught that the sun was a mass of incandescent matter and that the moon was made of earth. Accused of impiety, he was banished and retired to Lampsacus. Cf. Plato Apol. 26E, where Socrates characterizes as ἄτοπα these views of Anaxagoras.

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