ὅπερ οἱ πρὸ ἡμῶν πεποιήκασι περὶ τῶν

πλείστωνἀπίστους ἀμφισβητουμένων παρεχόμενοι βεβαιωτὰς

Polybius, IV,40,3

κατὰ τὸν Ἡράκλειτον, πειρατέον δὲ δι᾽ αὐτῆς τῆς ἱστορίας ἱκανὴν παριστάναι πίστιν τοῖς ἀκούουσι.


  • [[In taking the poets as testimony for things unknown, they are citingauthorities that cannot be trusted.] ] (KAHN)
  •  “offering,” as Heraclitus says, “untrustworthy sureties for disputed facts,” (PATON)
  •  “offering,” as Heraclitus says, “tainted witnesses to disputed facts,” (SHUCKBURGH)


  • … des garants non dignes de foi de choses contestées. (CONCHE)
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