Bodily excellence is health, and of such a kind
that when exercising the body we are free from sickness; for many are healthy in
the way Herodicus1 is said to
have been, whom no one would consider happy in the matter of health, because
they are obliged to abstain from all or nearly all human enjoyments.
1 Of Selymbria, physician and teacher of
hygienic gymnastics （c. 420
B.C.）. He is said to have made his patients walk from Athens to Megara and back, about 70 miles. He was
satirized by Plato and by his old pupil Hippocrates as one who killed those
for whom he prescribed （cf. 2.23.29）.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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