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By Patricia Curd

Development at the virtues that made the 1st version of A Presocratics Reader the main familiar sourcebook for the learn of the Presocratics and Sophists, the second one version deals much more price and a much wider choice of fragments from those philosophical predecessors and contemporaries of Socrates.

With revised introductions, annotations, feedback for additional examining, and extra, the second one version attracts at the wealth of recent scholarship released on those attention-grabbing thinkers during the last decade or extra, a remarkably wealthy interval in Presocratic studies.

At the amount s middle, as ever, are the fragments themselves yet now in completely revised and, now and again, new translations via Richard D. McKirahan and Patricia Curd, between them these of the lately released Derveni Papyrus.

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Et ce fils aimant, dont les chastes lèvres s’entr'ouvrent à peine aux baisers de l’aurore de vie. – Mère, il m’étrangle... Père, secourez-moi... Je ne puis plus respirer... Votre bénédiction ! Un cri d’ironie immense s’est élevé dans les airs. Voyez comme les aigles, étourdis, tombent du haut des nuages, en roulant sur eux-mêmes, littéralement foudroyés par la colonne d’air. – Son cœur ne bat plus... Et celle-ci est morte, en même temps que le fruit de ses entrailles, fruit que je ne reconnais plus, tant il est défiguré...

Ternel créateur de l’univers, tu montres ta bonté inépuisable jusque dans les plus petites choses. – Tu n’aimes donc pas les ruisseaux limpides, où glissent des milliers de petits poissons, rouges, bleus et argentés ? Tu les prendras avec un filet si beau, qu’il les attirera de lui-même, jusqu’à ce qu’il soit rempli. De la surface, tu verras des cailloux luisants, plus polis que le marbre. – Mère, vois ces griffes ; je me méfie de lui ; mais ma conscience est calme, car je n’ai rien à me reprocher.

Rien... si ce ne sont les campagnes qui 33 dansent en tourbillons avec les arbres et avec les longues files d’oiseaux qui traversent les airs. Cela me trouble le sang et le cerveau... Qui donc, sur la tête, me donne des coups de barre de fer, comme un marteau frappant l’enclume ? Chant I, Strophe 9 Je me propose, sans être ému, de déclamer à grande voix la strophe sérieuse et froide que vous allez entendre. Vous, faites attention à ce qu’elle contient, et gardez-vous de l’impression pénible qu’elle ne manquera pas de laisser, comme une flétrissure, dans vos imaginations troublées.

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