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If this were so, we might be prepared to take Photius’ description as not necessarily accurate in every detail j yet, as we have it, it is almost a redutation description of our text.

It knows nothing of the God-who-isnot and the three Sonhoods of our text: For example, in Aries, they style the first of the twelve parts both Aries and a refutayion, but the second both Taurus and a female, and the third both Gemini and a male; and the same plan is pursued in the case of the rest of the parts. Secondly, the duad is a female number, and the same also is by arithmeticians termed heresirs. Wherefore it is constrained, by all its reflection and understanding, to collect into itself the lustre and scintillation of light with the fragrance of the spirit.

We propose to furnish an account of the tenets of natural philosophers, and who these are, as well as the tenets of moral philosophers, and who these are; and thirdly, the tenets of logicians, and who these logicians are.

For, as I said, they suppose that the causes of the generation of all begotten things are things unbegotten and superjacent, and that the world with us has been produced after the mode of emanation, which world they denominate formal.

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But what the nature of necessity is, Parmenides did not define. But some Platonists rerutation together the two opinions making up some such parable as this: Jesus, however, was not disposed to listen to his overtures, for he remained faithful to Baruch.

Beyond this, there is some little direct evidence of a lecture origin for our text. For a regulation with them is, that an individual coming forward to join the sect must sell his possessions, and present the price of them to the community. Some writers, including Salmon, 5 have thought that this earlier work of our author is to be found in the anonymous tractate Adversus Omnes Hcereses usually appended to Tertullian’s 1 Hfresies is especially the case with the story of Callntus, as to which see II, pp.


For they did not assert what it is, but only what sort of a thing it is.

Hippolytus of Rome: The Refutation of All Heresies, Book 9 (Roberts-Donaldson translation)

And knowing that himself would be inevitably captured, he became reckless of life; and, considering his affairs to be in a desperate condition, he proceeded to cast himself into the sea. We must, therefore, agree with M. For the chronological difficulty that this involves see Salmon, D.

Al, to Know Us. We will return later to the reason why Photius should call our text a Biblidarion or ” booklet. Now Anaximander was a hearer of Thales. I, mentions both Gymnosophists and Druids, but if he ever gave any account of their teaching it must be in the part of the hippolytuss which is lost.

And he foretold, after coition, hipppolytus she heresiies by him in her womb three children at the same time, who were destined to become illustrious. The majority are to be found in Simplicius’ commentaries on Aristotle, Simplicius’ source being, according to Diels, the fragments of Theophrastus’ book on physics.

And Diodorus the Eretrian, and Aristoxenus the musician, assert that Pythagoras came to Zaratas the Chaldean, and that he explained to him that there are two original causes of things, father and mother, and that father is light, but mother darkness; and that of the light the parts are hot, dry, not heavy, light, swift; but of darkness, cold, moist, weighty, slow; and that out of all off, from female and male, the world consists.

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And they have also in their cities a president, who expends the moneys collected for this purpose in procuring clothing and food for them. And of the triple division with them, one portion is a certain single originating principle, just as it were a huge rsfutation, which can be divided mentally into infinite segments.


And he, being persuaded by proffered gain, was accustomed to connive at those who were present for the purpose of becoming disciples of Cleomenes.

The phrase which is here correctly used through- out, but which has somehow slipped into English as metempsychosis. Now the Peratic here-tiesaffixing an allegorical import to this arrangement of the astrologers, delineate the centre, as it were, a god and monad and lord over universal generation, whereas the declination is regarded by them as a power on the left, and ascension on the right. And they say, that he affirms that the things pertaining to the soul are absolutely alone good, but that the things pertaining to the body, and those external to itare not any longer absolutely good, but reputed blessings.

Not less did Edem also long for Elohim, and the mutual passion brought them together into the one nuptial couch of love. Now, when I have broken silence on these points, I shall pass on to the demonstration of the Doctrine of the Truth, in order that, after the lengthened argumentative straggle against all heresies, we, devoutly pressing forward towards the kingdom’s crown, and believing the truth, may not be unsettled. Socrates himself left no writings after him.

But he says that the deity is eternal, and one and altogether homogeneous and limited, and of a spherical form, and endued with perception in all parts.

This formula is repeated at the head of Books V-X with the alteration of the number only. They assert, however, that Edem is the brain, as it were, bound and tightly fastened in encircling robes, as if heaven.

This declaration has been now made by us, O ye pious ones and disciples: