By Philo, F. H. Colson
The thinker Philo was once born approximately 20 BCE to a well-known Jewish kinfolk in Alexandria, the manager domestic of the Jewish Diaspora in addition to the manager heart of Hellenistic tradition; he used to be educated in Greek in addition to Jewish studying. In trying to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he constructed principles that had huge impression on Christian and Jewish non secular inspiration. The Loeb Classical Library version of the works of Philo is in ten volumes and vitamins, dispensed as follows. quantity I: construction; Interpretation of Genesis II and III. II: at the Cherubim; The Sacrifices of Abel and Cain; the more serious assaults the higher; The Posterity and Exile of Cain; at the Giants. III: The Unchangeableness of God; On Husbandry; Noah's paintings as a Planter; On Drunkenness; On Sobriety. IV: The Confusion of Tongues; The Migration of Abraham; The inheritor of Divine issues; at the initial stories. V: On Flight and discovering; swap of Names; On goals. VI: Abraham; Joseph; Moses. VII: The Decalogue; On specified legislation Books I–III. VIII: On unique legislation booklet IV; at the Virtues; Rewards and Punishments. IX: each stable guy Is loose; The Contemplative lifestyles; The Eternity of the area; opposed to Flaccus; Apology for the Jews; On windfall. X: at the Embassy to Gaius; indexes. complement I: questions about Genesis. II: questions about Exodus; index to vitamins.
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I have often myself seen pretty little slave girls with a natural gift for wheedling words, who with these two sources of strength, beauty of face and charm of speech, stormed the hearts of their owners. For these two are engines of attack against souls with no ballast or stability, engines mightier than all the machines constructed to demolish walls. This is shown by the way in which their owners court 39 them, supplicate them, eagerly beg their favours, as though they were praying to fortune or some good genius.
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Philo, Volume IX: Every Good Man is Free. On the Contemplative Life. On the Eternity of the World. Against Flaccus. Apology for the Jews. On Providence by Philo, F. H. Colson