Two Unrelated Character Descriptions

Stobaeus 3.1.97 Aristônumos

“It is the job of a good captain to stay in tune with the changes of the wind; a wise person follows the changes of chance.”

Κυβερνήτου μὲν ἔργον ἀγαθοῦ πρὸς τὰς τῶν πνευμάτων μεταβολὰς ἁρμόσασθαι, ἀνδρὸς δὲ σοφοῦ πρὸς τὰς τῆς τύχης.

Gellius 5.21

“He was truly a person of serious learning committed to life’s duties and not at all careful with words”

Est enim doctrina homo seria et ad vitae officia devincta ac nihil de verbis laborante.


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