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Philo Of Alexandria, That The Worse Attacks The Better, 63


nanAnd it has not fallen to the lot of all the suppliants to become guardians of the holy things, but to those only who have arrived at the number fifty, which proclaims remission of offences and perfect liberty and a return to their ancient possessions. "For this," says the Scripture, "is the law concerning the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upwards, they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more; but shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall keep what is to be kept, and shall do no Service.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 15.2-15.4 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

15.2. וְאֶת־הַחִתִּי וְאֶת־הַפְּרִזִּי וְאֶת־הָרְפָאִים׃ 15.2. וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם אֲדֹנָי יֱהוִה מַה־תִּתֶּן־לִי וְאָנֹכִי הוֹלֵךְ עֲרִירִי וּבֶן־מֶשֶׁק בֵּיתִי הוּא דַּמֶּשֶׂק אֱלִיעֶזֶר׃ 15.3. וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָם הֵן לִי לֹא נָתַתָּה זָרַע וְהִנֵּה בֶן־בֵּיתִי יוֹרֵשׁ אֹתִי׃ 15.4. וְהִנֵּה דְבַר־יְהוָה אֵלָיו לֵאמֹר לֹא יִירָשְׁךָ זֶה כִּי־אִם אֲשֶׁר יֵצֵא מִמֵּעֶיךָ הוּא יִירָשֶׁךָ׃ 15.2. And Abram said: ‘O Lord GOD, what wilt Thou give me, seeing I go hence childless, and he that shall be possessor of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?’" 15.3. And Abram said: ‘Behold, to me Thou hast given no seed, and, lo, one born in my house is to be mine heir.’" 15.4. And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying: ‘This man shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.’"
2. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

211e. But tell me, what would happen if one of you had the fortune to look upon essential beauty entire, pure and unalloyed; not infected with the flesh and color of humanity, and ever so much more of mortal trash? What if he could behold the divine beauty itself, in its unique form?
3. Demosthenes, On The Crown, 259 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

4. Philo of Alexandria, Who Is The Heir, 299 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

299. for the first number is that into which it is not possible to receive any idea of either good or evil, since the soul is as yet destitute of all impressions; and the second is that in which we indulge in a rapid course of the passions; and the third is that in which we are healed, repelling the infections of disease, and at last ceasing to feel the evil vigour of the passions; the fourth is that in which we acquire complete and perfect health and vigour, when rejecting what is bad we appear to endeavor to apply to what is good, which previously was not in our power. LX.
5. Epictetus, Discourses, 4.4.6-4.4.7 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Seneca The Younger, Letters, 83.9 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.127 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.127. It is a tenet of theirs that between virtue and vice there is nothing intermediate, whereas according to the Peripatetics there is, namely, the state of moral improvement. For, say the Stoics, just as a stick must be either straight or crooked, so a man must be either just or unjust. Nor again are there degrees of justice and injustice; and the same rule applies to the other virtues. Further, while Chrysippus holds that virtue can be lost, Cleanthes maintains that it cannot. According to the former it may be lost in consequence of drunkenness or melancholy; the latter takes it to be inalienable owing to the certainty of our mental apprehension. And virtue in itself they hold to be worthy of choice for its own sake. At all events we are ashamed of bad conduct as if we knew that nothing is really good but the morally beautiful. Moreover, they hold that it is in itself sufficient to ensure well-being: thus Zeno, and Chrysippus in the first book of his treatise On Virtues, and Hecato in the second book of his treatise On Goods:
8. Stoic School, Stoicor. Veter. Fragm., 1.229



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chrysippus Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
cleanthes Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
clement of alexandria Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
contemplation Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
conversion, moral Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
conversion, philosophical Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
conversion, ritual Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
cosmology/cosmological Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
diogenes laertius Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
dionysiac Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
education/educational Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
epistrophê Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
goal/telos of philosophical life Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
hermogenes Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
metanoia/metanoeō Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
metaphorical language, use of Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
mystery cult Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
passions Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
perfection Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
periagôgê Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
philosophy, philosophical Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
plutarch Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
proposition Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
pythagorean Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
right action Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
right reason' Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
ritual Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
semantics Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
seneca Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
senses Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
socratic Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
soul Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
stoa/stoic/stoicism, on drunkenness Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
stobaeus Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263
turning soul Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
universe Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
vertical metaphor/movement Despotis and Lohr, Religious and Philosophical Conversion in the Ancient Mediterranean Traditions (2022) 204
zeno Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 263