Sunday, July 22, 2018


The Monkey Man

Heraclitus, fragment 83 (from Plato, Greater Hippias 289 b; tr. W.H.S. Jones):
The wisest human being will seem to be a monkey compared to a god in wisdom, beauty, and everything else.

ἀνθρώπων ὁ σοφώτατος πρὸς θεὸν πίθηκος φανεῖται καὶ σοφίᾳ καὶ κάλλει καὶ τοῖς ἄλλοις πᾶσιν.

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