An English-Greek lexicon by Charles Duke Yonge; Henry Drisler

By Charles Duke Yonge; Henry Drisler

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For Xenophanes, the tales about Titans’ battles are useless since it is difficult to see in them anything honorable about the gods, for these tales are about immoral deeds of the gods and demigods. The tales are useless since they are in conflict with the proper understanding of the divine; that is, they falsify the image of God. The character and form of religious practices – such as the feast described in fr. B1 – are determined by the proper understanding of religion. Realism determines pragmatism, not vice versa.

And as he liberated this god from any human additions, so he also liberated people from the chains of religion by an appeal to the reason in opposition to undemonstrated beliefs,” R. Falus, ‘La ‘démonstration’ de l’idée de dieu chez Xénophane’, Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 19 (1971), p. 253. It is worth remembering that Xenophanes wanted to liberate people from the chains of traditional religion, not from religion in general. He wanted to purify religion, not reject it. J. Dover, ‘The freedom of the intellectual in Greek society’, Talanta 7 (1975), pp.

604a = B94; cf. the Derveni Papyrus, col. iv and David Sider, ‘Heraclitus and the Derveni Papyrus’, in A. W. Most (eds), Studies in the Derveni Papyrus (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997), pp. 131, 143–144. 42 Kurt Latte, ‘Der Rechtsgedanke im archaischen Griechentum’, Antike und Abendland 2 (1946), p.

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