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The promise to say what it was that even the dumb animals would not have done is unfulfilled. Now the Peratic here-tiesaffixing an allegorical import to this arrangement of the astrologers, delineate the centre, as it were, a god and monad and lord over universal generation, whereas the declination is regarded by them as a power on the left, and ascension on the right.

And that the sun exists during each day from a conglomeration of small sparks, and that the earth is infinite, and is surrounded neither by an atmosphere nor by the heaven.

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All then pay attention to the president; and whatever injunctions he will issue, they obey as law. These truthsye Muses, tell me of, saith he, From first, and next which of them first arose.

The 32 heresies, as we have shown above, appear in our text as in Photius’ herexies ment. This philosopher also affirms that evils arise according to an opposition of the things that are good, and that they exist beneath the quarter around the moon, but reach no farther beyond the moon; and that the soul of the entire world is immortal, and that the world itself is eternal, but that the soul in an individual, as we have before stated, vanishes in the fifth body.

And that from it also come earthquakes and the turnings about 1 rb Oelov. Book IYffour pages at the beginning of which have perished, deals with the arts of divination as practised by gippolytus arithmo- mancers, astrologers, magicians and other charlatans who infested Rome in the first three centuries of our era; and the author’s account, which the corruption of the text makes rather difficult to follow, yet gives us a new and unexpected insight into the impostures and juggleries by which they managed to bewilder hippolytuus dupes.

The Phrygians, however, assert, he says, that he is likewise “a green ear of corn reaped. Both here and in Book X our author shows a preference for this phrase instead of the more usual 6 eos. The same philosopherhowever, affirmed the universe to be eternal, and not generated, and of spherical form and homogeneous, but not having a figure in itself, and immoveable and limited. But the Phrygians denominate this same also “corpse”–buried in the body, as it were, in a mausoleum and tomb.


Wherefore, that the dominant principles of generation are contraries,–namely, heat and cold. But Xenophanes of Colophon was the son of Ortho- menes. He also supposes that some things have means, but that others are without means, as we have declared concerning Plato likewise.

He uses the word in the same sense on p. fo

And then, when they have tested him to be enslaved by sin, they initiate gippolytus, putting him in possession of the perfection of wicked things. And that celestial bodies were arranged by orbicular motion.

The dialecticians are Aristotle, pupil of Plato and the founder of dialectics, and the Stoics Chrysippus hilpolytus Zeno. And that beneath the stars are sun and moon, and certain invisible bodies that are carried along with us; and that we have no perception of the heat of the stars, both on account of their being so far away, and on account of their distance from the earth; and further, they are not to the same degree hot as the sun, on account of their occupying a colder situation.

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And if they happen to come in contact with them, they immediately resort to ablution, as if they had touched one belonging to an alien tribe.

They are likewise solicitous about the readings of the law and prophets; and moreover also, if there is any treatise of the faithful, about that likewise. And he concluded that the souls of men are dissolved along with their bodies, just as also they were produced along with them, for that they are blood, and that when this has gone forth or been altered, the entire man hereises and in keeping with this tenet, Epicurus maintained that there are neither trials in Hades, nor tribunals of justice; so that whatsoever any one may commit in this life, that, provided he may escape detection, he is altogether beyond any liability of trial for it in a future state.

Wherefore, defutation we have now separately run through the opinions of the physicists, it seems fitting that we return to Socrates and Plato, who most especially preferred the study of ethics. The rock is interposed within the teeth, as Homer says, “enclosure of teeth,” that is, a wall anti fortress, in which exists the inner man, who thither has fallen from Adam, the primal man above. For Mercury is Logos, who being interpreter and fabricator of the things that have been made simultaneously, and that are being produced, and that will exist, stands honoured among them, fashioned into some such figure as is the pullendum of a man, having an impulsive power from the parts below towards those above.


Hippolytus of Rome: The Refutation of All Heresies, Book 9 (Roberts-Donaldson translation)

If, however, hipolytus approaches power, refitation dissimilarity of what is set in juxtaposition produces a certain motion and energy, which are formed hipplytus the motion resulting from the concourse effected by the juxtaposition of the coalescing powers. On the whole, therefore, Cruice appears to be justified in his conclusion that the missing books contained an account of the “Egyptian” Mysteries and of “the sacred sciences of the Babylonians.

The priests, then, and champions of the system, have been first those who have been called Naasseni, being so denominated from the Hebrew language, for the serpent is called naas in Hebrew. This being so, it is impossible to say with exactness when the seed deposited is secured, so that from this time the Chaldeans may establish the horoscope 2 of the birth, p.

And that the fire came from the water, and, overcoming the power of its parent, constructed the cosmos.

And it is possible to behold an image of the nature of these in the human countenance; for instance, the pupil of the eye, dark from refuyation subjacent humours, but illuminated with spirit. And again, on being released, he was permitted to associate with the rest, and remained as a disciple, and took his meals along with them; if otherwise, however, he received back his property, and was rejected.

Macmahon’s note on same page p. The Sadducees, however, are for abolishing fate, and they acknowledge that God does nothing that is wicked, nor exercises providence over earthly concerns ; but they contend that the choice hippolyths good and evil lies within the power of men.

Also that water when heated flows to the middle of the universe wherein heated air and earth are produced, of which one is borne aloft while the other remains below. Perhaps Hip- polytus is here quoting Clement of Alexandria, Sfromateis, VI, 71, who says that the Stoics dare to make the God of all things “a corporeal spirit.