Apothegm

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Apothegm

 

a generalized, polished, and pithy saying attributed to a specific author. Examples are “Harmony creates friendship” (Democritus), “Education develops talents but does not create them” (Voltaire), and “A lie offends the listener and debases him in the speaker’s eyes” (Chekhov). An aphorism is a type of apothegm.

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Less well-known are the apophthegms of various "old men" quoted in Scholia in Prov.
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The literary form that those sayings and stories eventually took, namely, the apophthegm, is one rooted in oral storytelling.
The cell, as described in the Life of Antony and in the apophthegms, developed from a sacralized place to become a critical component of successful monastic living.
From that perspective, I think, the opposition of Heraclitus to Parmenides could well be maintained because Heraclitus obscurus, the great Greek master of apophthegms, was in a way pioneering the Christian antithetical schemes of expression which, as we will see, were supported by negative theology and by the idea of infinity.