Friday, August 06, 2010



Epicurus, Vatican Collection 74, text from Hermann Usener, "Epikurische Spruchsammlung," in his Kleine Schriften I (Leipzig: B.G. Teubner, 1912), pp. 297-325 (at 319), tr. Cyril Bailey in Whitney J. Oates, ed., The Stoic and Epicurean Philosophers (New York: Random House, 1940), p. 44:
In a philosophical discussion he who is worsted gains more in proportion as he learns more.

Ἐν φιλολόγῳ συζητήσει πλεῖον ἤνυσεν ὁ ἡττηθεὶς, καθ᾽ ὃ προσέμαθεν.

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