Zitate von Athenaios
Athenaios war ein griechischer Poikilograph aus Naukratis in Ägypten. Athenaios wirkte während der Herrschaft der severischen Kaiser und lebte anfangs in Alexandria, später in der Hauptstadt Rom.
XIV, 6. Compare: "They ’re only truly great who are truly good", George Chapman, Revenge for Honour, Act v. Sc. 2.
„Dorion, ridiculing the description of a tempest in the "Nautilus" of Timotheus, said that he had seen a more formidable storm in a boiling saucepan.“
VIII, 19. Compare: "Tempest in a teapot" (proverb).
„Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.“
VII, 11. Compare: "I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else", Samuel Johnson, in Life of Johnson (Boswell). 29 Vol. ii. Chap. ix. 1763.
„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.
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