According also to the sacred
legend of the Greeks, fire was the source and teacher of every art. Cf. Aesch. Prom.
109 ff. ναρθηκοπλήρωτον δὲ θηρῶμαι πυρὸς
| πηγὴν κλοπαίαν
(and I discover the secret source of fire filling the hollow of the reed
), ἣ διδάσκαλος τέχνης
| πάσης βροτοῖς πέφηνε καὶ μέγας πόρος
. Protagoras places the ἔντεχνος σοφία
, which provides for the necessities of the physical life, in contrast with the πολιτική
, which is the ground of the social life and of all culture.
: obtained, had;
for the inceptive use of the aor., see G. 200, N. 5 b
; H. 841.
Protagoras represents Olympus as resembling a city of the Greek heroic age; the ruler occupies the citadel, the people the lower city.
: he could no longer
go forward, and enter the citadel itself.
: prob. Βία
are meant, whom Hesiod Theog.
385 ff. calls the inseparable attendants of Zeus, and whom Aeschylus (Prometheus ad init.
) introduces as his evercompliant beadles.