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Three Millennia of Greek Literature


DK B 1&3, * Translated by Elpenor, * Greek Fonts, * Anaximander Resources


RINCIPLE and beginning ... of beings is the limitless ... where beings have their beginning, therein also have their end according to necessity; for they pay penalty and retribution to each other for their injustice in accordance with the arrangement of time.

[The limitless is] immortal [...] and imperishable.

Ἄπειρον περαῖνον

ἀρχὴ ... τῶν ὄντων τὸ ἄπειρον ... ἐξ ὧν δὲ ἡ γένεσίς ἐστι τοῖς οὖσι͵ καὶ τὴν φθορὰν εἰς ταῦτα γίνεσθαι κατὰ τὸ χρεών· διδόναι γὰρ αὐτὰ δίκην καὶ τίσιν ἀλλήλοις τῆς ἀδικίας κατὰ τὴν τοῦ χρόνου τάξιν.

Ἀθάνατον [...] καὶ ἀνώλεθρον. 

Cf. XENOPHANES : God is totally different ||| ANAXAGORAS : Nous ||| PLATO : A nature of wondrous beauty, A moving image of eternity ||| DIONYSIUS THE AREOPAGITE : All-comprehending Smallness and Super-essential Identity

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