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Empedocles : THE SPHERE

DK B 8, 117, 21, 124, 130, 132, 134, 27, * Translated by W. E. Leonard, * Greek Fonts, * Empedocles Resources


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8

ORE will I tell thee too: there is no birth of all things mortal, nor end in ruinous death; but mingling only and interchange of mixed there is, and birth is but its name with men.


117
For I was once already boy and girl, thicket and bird, and mute fish in the waves.

Σφαῖρος

8
ἄλλο δέ τοι ἐρέω· φύσις οὐδενὸς ἔστιν ἁπάντων θνητῶν͵ οὐδέ τις οὐλομένου θανάτοιο τελευτή͵ ἀλλὰ μόνον μίξις τε διάλλαξίς τε μιγέντων ἔστι͵ φύσις δ΄ ἐπὶ τοῖς ὀνομάζεται ἀνθρώποισιν.

117
ἤδη γάρ ποτ΄ ἐγὼ γενόμην κοῦρός τε κόρη τε θάμνος τ΄ οἰωνός τε καὶ ἔξαλος ἔλλοπος ἰχθύς.

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