Athenaeus Quote

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that "Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,—being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity."


VI, 23, referring to mining operations. - Deipnosophistae (2nd century)

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It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they...

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It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they...

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It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they...