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Democritus and his education (2)

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04 Religious and philosophical literature and poetry

11 Language, communication, libraries and education

11 Language, communication, libraries and education

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Christian-Greek philosophers and scholars

Clement of Alexandria, Stromata 1.15:
Democritus appropriated the Babylonian ethic discourses, for he is said to have combined with his own compositions a translation of the column of Acicarus [= Ahiqar]. And you may find the distinction notified by him when he writes, “Thus says Democritus.” About himself, too, where, pluming himself on his erudition, he says, “I have roamed over the most ground of any man of my time, investigating the most remote parts. I have seen the most skies and lands, and I have heard of learned men in very great numbers. And in composition no one has surpassed me; in demonstration, not even those among the Egyptians who are called Arpenodaptae, with all of whom I lived in exile up to eighty years.” For he went to Babylon, and Persia, and Egypt, to learn from the Magi and the priests.

(Democritus of Abdera floruit 430 BCE)

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Clement of Alexandria, Stromata 1.15

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