τίς ταῦτα έγραψεν;

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Richard Ghilardi
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τίς ταῦτα έγραψεν;

Post by Richard Ghilardi » September 15th, 2012, 11:20 am

τά όντα ἰέναι τε πάντα καί μένειν ουδέν

Can someone identify the author of this for me? I suspect that it's secular but it could be one of the Church Fathers. It could be Ἡρόκλειτος -- πάντα ρεῖ and all that. The infinitives cannot stand by themselves. They must be anchored to some finite verb in the text. I would English it like this: "Present reality passes away and nothing remains."

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Re: τίς ταῦτα έγραψεν;

Post by Ken M. Penner » September 15th, 2012, 7:13 pm

You're right about the source. See the Wikipedia article on Heraclitus.
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