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Aristophanes. ca. 446 BC-385 BC. Greek comic poet.

The geometer Meton: "With the straight ruler I set to work to inscribe a square within this circle; in its centre will be the market-place, into which all the straight streets will lead, converging to this centre like a star, which, although only orbicular, sends forth its rays in a straight line from all sides."
THE BIRDS by Aristophanes, Part 15.


"You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.”

"The wise learn many things from their enemies.”

“Wise men, though all laws were abolished, would lead the same lives.”

 

 

 

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