XIV, 6. Compare: They 're only truly great who are truly good, George Chapman, Revenge for Honour, Act v. Sc. 2. - Deipnosophistae (2nd century)
“It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,—being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.”
VI, 23, referring to mining operations. - Deipnosophistae (2nd century)
“Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.”
Deipnosophistae (2nd century)
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Bio: Athenaeus of Naucratis was a Greek rhetorician and grammarian, flourishing about the end of the 2nd and beginning of the 3rd century AD. The Suda says only that he lived in the times of Marcus Aurelius, but the contempt with which he speaks of Commodus, who died in 192, shows that he survived that emperor.