Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

SAPERE

Scripta Antiquitatis Posterioris ad Ethicam REligionemque pertinentia Schriften der späteren Antike zu ethischen und religiösen Fragen

Sapere-Zitat für den Monat April

ἐξ ἀρχῆς δ’, ὡς ἔοικε, τὰ κάλλιστα ἐδόθη τῇ πόλει καὶ παρὰ θεῶν καὶ παρὰ ἀνθρώπων. τοῦτο μοι πρεσβύτατοι δαιμόνων ἐν-παρὰ ἀνθρώπων. τοῦτο μοι πρεσβύτατοι δαιμόνων ἐνταῦθα λέγονται γενέσθαι Κάβειροι, καὶ τελεταὶ τούτοις καὶ μυστήρια, ἃ τοσαύτην ἰσχὺν ἔχειν πεπίστευται ὥστε χειμώνων τε ἐξαισίων ...... 

It seems that the fairest gifts have been bestowed on the city from its beginning, by both gods and men. The oldest devine beings, the Cabiri, are said to have been born here, with rituals and mysteries in their honour which are believed to have such power that they <can stem the violence> of unseasonable storms…

 

Aelius Aristides, In Praise of Asclepius, SAPERE-Bd. 29, S. 52f. (Or. 53.5).

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