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By Walter Burkert

For the 1st English variation of his amazing research, Weisheit und Wissenschaft: Studien zu Pythagoras, Philoloas und Platon, Mr. Burkert has widely revised either textual content and notes, making an allowance for extra literature that has seemed when you consider that 1962.

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184 within the conflict opposed to Sybaris, Milo led the Crotoniates within the clothing o f Heracles (Diod. 12. nine. 6): Croton used to be considered as having been based by means of Heracles (Ov. Met. I5. 8ff, Iam. vice president 50). in accordance with Conon (above, n. 180), the Locrians left a spot for Ajax of their conflict order; on Ajax as divine best friend, see P. von der Muhll, Der grosse Aias (Basel, 1930) I3ff. 185 Fr. iu . jfT , tr. Guthrie. C t Hippoc. Morb. sacr. VI 258f L. 186 Dodds, Irr. one hundred forty five, after J.

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