Sunday, September 29, 2019


Votive Offerings

Diogenes Laertius, Lives of the Philosophers 6.59 (on Diogenes the Cynic; tr. R.D. Hicks):
When some one expressed astonishment at the votive offerings in Samothrace, his comment was, "There would have been far more, if those who were not saved had set up offerings." But others attribute this remark to Diagoras of Melos.

θαυμάζοντός τινος τὰ ἐν Σαμοθράκῃ ἀναθήματα, ἔφη, "πολλῷ ἂν ἦν πλείω εἰ καὶ οἱ μὴ σωθέντες ἀνετίθεσαν·" οἱ δὲ τοῦτο Διαγόρου φασὶ τοῦ Μηλίου.

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