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ORIENTAL SERIES.

VIII.

Φησί δ' 'Αριστόξενος ο μουσικός Ινδών είναι τον λόγον τούτον. 'Αθήνησι γάρ εντυχεϊν Σωκράτει των ανδρών εκείνων ένα τινά, κάπειτα αυτού πυνθάνεσθαι, τί ποιών φιλοσοφοίη. Του δε ειπόντος, ότι ζητών περί του ανθρωπίνου βίου, καταγελάσαι τον Ινδον, λέγοντα μη δύνασθαι τινα τα ανθρώπνα καταλαβείν, αγνοούντά γε τα θεία. Τούτο μεν ούν ει αληθές εστιν ουκ αν δύναιτο τις διατεινόμενος ειπείν.-Aristokles Eusebius' Preparatio Evangelii, xi. 3.

“But Aristoxenus the musician says that this doctrine (of Plato, that human things could not be perceived, unless divine things had first been seen) comes from the Indians; for that one of those men fell in with Sokrates in Athens, and asked him what was the substance of his philosophy; and that when Sokrates answered that it consisted of an enquiry regarding human life, the Indian laughed, and said that no one who was ignorant of divine things could comprehend things relating to man. No one, however, could very strongly affirm that this statement is true.”

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«Φησί δ' 'Αριστόξενος ο μουσικός Ινδών είναι τον λόγον τούτον. 'Αθήνησι γάρ εντυχεϊν Σωκράτει των ανδρών εκείνων ένα τινά, κάπειτα αυτού πυνθάνεσθαι, τί ποιών φιλοσοφοίη. Του δε ειπόντος, ότι ζητών περί του άνθρωπίνου βίου, καταγελάσαι τον Ινδον, λέγοντα μη δύνασθαι τινα τα ανθρώπνα καταλαβείν, αγνοούντά γε τα θεία. Τούτο μεν ούν ει αληθές εστιν ουκ αν δύναιτό τις διατεινόμενος ειπείν.Aristotles in Eusebius' Preparatio Evangelii, xi. 3.

“But Aristoxenus the musician says that this doctrine (of Plato, that human things could not be perceived, unless divine things had first been seen) comes from the Indians; for that one of those men fell in with Sokrates in Athens, and asked him what was the substance of his philosophy; and that when Sokrates answered that it consisted of an enquiry regarding human life, the Indian laughed, and said that no one who was ignorant of divine things could comprehend things relating to man. . No one, however, could very strongly affirm that this statement is true.”

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J. MUIR, C.I.E., D.C.L., LL.D., Ph.D.

1810-188

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