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Demetrius (20)

Of Troezen (probably 1st cent. ad), wrote works on literary history. The only known title is that of his work on philosophers, Against the Sophists. Athenaeus 1. 29a;Diogenes ...

Anaxagoras

Anaxagoras (c.500––428 bc)   Reference library

Francis Crick

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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2006
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...lived to seventy-two. Apollodorus says in his Chronicles that he was born in the seventieth Olympiad (500–497 B.C.) and died in the first year of the eighty-eighth (428/7). He began to be a philosopher at Athens in the archonship of Callias (456/5), at the age of twenty, as Demetrius Phalereus tells us in his Register of Archons , and they say he spent thirty years there...There are different accounts given of his trial. Sotion, in his Succession of Philosophers , says that he was prosecuted by Cleon for impiety, because he maintained that the sun was a...

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (1709–84)   Reference library

Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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2014
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... (1735), signed ‘the editor’ but attributed to Johnson in James Boswell Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) 1734 generous and elevated mind generous and elevated mind generous and elevated mind There Poetry shall tune her sacred voice, And wake from ignorance the Western World. Demetrius forecasting the Renaissance Irene (1749) act 4, sc. 1, l. 122 poetry shall tune her sacred voice tune her sacred voice from ignorance the Western World Here falling houses thunder on your head, And here a female atheist talks you dead. London (1738) l. 17 falling houses ...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare (15641616)   Reference library

Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...as ‘an American comedy’ – by Pamela Hansford Johnson, and Night and Silence , title of a crime novel (1999) by Aline Templeton. Follow? Nay, I'll go with thee, cheek by jowl. III.ii.338. Demetrius. I.e. ‘close together, side by side, in the closest intimacy’. The phrase ‘cheek by jowl’ predates Shakespeare, and was earlier ‘cheek by cheek’. Hence, the name of the late 20th-century British theatre company Cheek By Jowl, so-named in reference to the closeness of actors and audience. Lord, what fools these mortals be. III.ii.115. Puck. See Shakespeare 2 . I...

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