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Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers, by Kathleen Freeman, [1948], at


Anaximander of Milêtus was in his prime about 560 B.C. The title or titles of any works of his are unknown.

1. The Non-Limited is the original material of existing things; further, the source from which existing things derive their existence is also that to which they return at their destruction, according to necessity; for they give justice and make reparation to one another for their injustice, according to the arrangement of Time.

2. This (essential nature, whatever it is, of the Non-Limited) is everlasting and ageless.

3. (The Non-Limited) is immortal and indestructible.

4. Nozzle of the bellows.

5. (The Earth is like) a stone column.

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