Phocylides


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Phocylides

(fəsĭl`ĭdēz), fl. 6th cent. B.C., Greek poet, b. Miletus. His gnomic (aphoristic) verses exist in fragments.
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It is men of this station also who will be best assured of safety and protection; for they will neither covet what belongs to others, as the poor do; nor will others covet what is theirs, as the poor do what belongs to the rich; and thus, without plotting against any one, or having any one plot against them, they will live free from danger: for which reason Phocylides wisely wishes for the middle state, as being most productive of happiness.
Then you never heard of the saying of Phocylides, that as soon as a man has a livelihood he should practise virtue?
And if obligatory on him, then let us raise a further question, whether this dieting of disorders which is an impediment to the application of the mind t in carpentering and the mechanical arts, does not equally stand in the way of the sentiment of Phocylides?
As the Greeke tongue is made famous and eloquent by Homer, Hesiod, Euripedes, AEschylus, Sophocles, Pindarus, Phocylides, and Aristophanes; and the Latine tongue by Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Silius Italicus, Lucanus, Lucretius, Ausonius, and Claudianus: so the English tongue is mightily enriched and gorgeously invested in rare ornaments and resplendent abiliments by Sir Philip Sidney, Spenser, Daniel, Drayton, Warner, Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Chapman (Meres, 1933, [1598], p.
Gnomic poetry is most commonly associated with the 6th-century-BC poets Solon and Simonides and with the elegiac couplets of Theognis and Phocylides. Their aphorisms were collected into anthologies, called gnomologia (or gnomologies), and used in instructing the young.
Another problematic intertextual issue is the relationship between Semonides' poem on women and Phocylides fr.
Traditional assumptions about the date of Semonides have led scholars to conclude that Phocylides' poem must be a derivative spinoff putting Semonides' idea into a pithy, gnomic formulation.(51) The parallels between the two poems do indeed seem close enough to justify a direct connection of influence: both characterize the Horse-woman as beautiful, both list the Bee-woman last and make her an industrious housewife.
The normal specimens, which we shall pass over quickly, are Phocylides (114 kilometers diameter) and Nasmyth (77 km), two forgettable flat-floored ring plains that look like the sole and heel of a shoe.
Another Dutch astronomer, John Phocylides Holwarda, found the star to be bright once again in the winter of 1638-39 and realized that its appearances were likely to repeat.
These include observations on the text of Phocylides' Greek Bible, the interconnected triads of cardinal sins in Judaism (idolatry, sexual immorality, murder) and in Christianity (idolatry, sexual immorality, greed), and the concept of unwritten laws.