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Anaximenes declared that air is the principle of existing things; for from it all things come-to-be and into it they are again dissolved. As our soul, he says, being air holds us together and controls us, so does wind [or breath] and air enclose the whole world.
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It appears first, that liberty is a natural, and government an adventitious right, because all men were originally free.
Aetius of Antioch was a 1st- or 2nd-century BC doxographer and Eclectic philosopher.
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