31 Annorum circuli principium inchoandum est.
32 In quo autumnalis novissima pars vincitur.
33 Lunae orsibus.
34 Diminuitur. [This year (1886) we have the lowest possible Easter.]
35 Temporum confinia.
36 [Compare what is said of Hippolytus, vol. v. p. 3, this series. See the valuable work of Professor Seabury on the Calendar, ed. 1872.]
1 Fabricius, Biblioth. Graeca, ed. Harles, vol. iii. p. 462. Hamburg, 1793.
2 qewri/aj kai\ pra/cewj.
4 to\ e0ph/mata.
6 ei\likrinh=, absolute.
10 tou\j pro\j a@llhla lo/gouj.
11 sw/mata, substances.
12 e0pisth/mh qewrhtikh/.
13 pro\j th\n tw=n u9popipto/ntwn do/sin.
14 Iliad, iv. 442-443 (Pope).
15 shmei/ou kai\ grammh=j.
16 to\ a9rxitektoniko/n.
18 a@rxa/j, beginnings.
19 peripeteia, reversal of circumstances on which the plot of a tragedy hinges.
20 A native of Abdera, in Thrace, born about 460 B.C., and, along with Leucippus, the founder of the philosophical theory of atoms, according to which the creation of all things was explained as being due to the fortuitous combination of an infinite number of atoms floating in infinite space.
21 A famous physician, a native of Bithynia, but long resident in great repute at Rome in the middle of the first century B.C. He adopted the Epicurean doctrine of atoms and pores, and tried to form a new theory of disease, on the principle that it might be in all cases reduced to obstruction of the pores and irregular distribution of the atoms.
23 [Wisd xi. 20; Ecclus. xxxviii. 29 and xlii. 7.]
24 th\n e0pisthmonikh\ qewri/an.
25 sullh/bdhn katalabei=n po/sa th@ w0risme/nh| ou0sia| sumbe/bhken.
26 A native of Rhodes, a disciple of Aristotle, and editor of his works.
27 A native of Chios, mentioned by Plato in connection with Anaxagoras, and therefore supposed by some to have been a contemporary of the latter sage.
28 peristasin, revolution.
29 Of Miletus, one of the sages, and founder of the Ionic school.
30 Of Miletus, born 610 B.C., the immediate successor of Thales in the Ionic school of philosophy.