Parmenides, fr. 1 51-53


“It is right that you learn all things: both the steadfast heart of well-polished truth and the opinions of men…”


χρεὼ δέ σε πάντα πυθέσθαι

ἠμὲν ᾿Αληθείης εὐκυκλέος ἀτρεμὲς ἦτορ

ἠδὲ βροτῶν δόξας….


Yes, it seems that opinion (ἠδὲ) and truth (ἠμὲν) are in opposition…but it doesn’t always have to be that way, right?

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