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“When those who are in high stations perform well all

time:2023-12-07 11:56:06source:news

`I am filled with wonder at the quantity of figs this wild fig- tree bears though it is so small. Can you tell their number?'

“When those who are in high stations perform well all

And Mopsus answered: `Ten thousand is their number, and their measure is a bushel: one fig is left over, which you would not be able to put into the measure.'

“When those who are in high stations perform well all

So said he; and they found the reckoning of the measure true. Then did the end of death shroud Calchas.

“When those who are in high stations perform well all

Fragment #2 -- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 682: But now he is speaking of Teiresias, since it is said that he lived seven generations -- though others say nine. He lived from the times of Cadmus down to those of Eteocles and Polyneices, as the author of "Melampodia" also says: for he introduces Teiresias speaking thus:

`Father Zeus, would that you had given me a shorter span of life to be mine and wisdom of heart like that of mortal men! But now you have honoured me not even a little, though you ordained me to have a long span of life, and to live through seven generations of mortal kind.'

Fragment #3 -- Scholiast on Homer, Odyssey, x. 494: They say that Teiresias saw two snakes mating on Cithaeron and that, when he killed the female, he was changed into a woman, and again, when he killed the male, took again his own nature. This same Teiresias was chosen by Zeus and Hera to decide the question whether the male or the female has most pleasure in intercourse. And he said:

`Of ten parts a man enjoys only one; but a woman's sense enjoys all ten in full.'

For this Hera was angry and blinded him, but Zeus gave him the seer's power.


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