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On the Eating of Flesh (blast)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  3/06/13) 1 1Reason urges us with fresh ideas and fresh zeal to attack again our yesterday’s discourse1 on the eating of flesh. It is indeed difficult, as Cato2 remarked, to talk to bellies which have no ears. … Continue reading

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On the Eating of Flesh (a)

1 1Can you really ask what reason Pythagoras1 had for abstaining from flesh? For my part I rather wonder both by what accident and in what state of soul or mind Bthe first man2 who did so, touched his mouth to gore and brought his … Continue reading

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ON ABSTINENCE FROM ANIMAL FOOD –Porphyry μερος IAteleutaion

(ΚΟΝΤΙΝΙΟΥΝΤ  ΦΡΟΜ  14/09/12) 14. All of them, however, were forbidden to eat the flesh of swine, or fish without scales, which the Greeks call cartilaginous; or to eat any animal that has solid hoofs. They were likewise forbidden not only … Continue reading

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ON ABSTINENCE FROM ANIMAL FOOD –Porphyry μερος I

(ΚΟΝΤΙΝΙΟΥΝΤ  ΦΡΟΜ  17/01/12) BOOK FOUR 1. In the preceding books, O Castricius, we have nearly answered all the arguments which in reality defend the feeding on flesh, for the sake of incontinence and intemperance, and which adduce impudent apologies for … Continue reading

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ON ABSTINENCE FROM ANIMAL FOOD –Porphyry μερος Θ

(ΚΟΝΤΙΝΙΟΥΝΤ  ΦΡΟΜ  26/08/11) 22. Let us, however, admit that sense does not require intellect for the accomplishment of its proper work, yet, when energizing about what is appropriate and what is foreign, it discerns the difference between the two, it … Continue reading

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ON ABSTINENCE FROM ANIMAL FOOD –Porphyry μερος H

(ΚΟΝΤΙΝΙΟΥΝΤ  ΦΡΟΜ  7/03/11) BOOK THREE 1. In the two preceding books, O Firmus Castricius, we have demonstrated that animal food does not contribute either to temperance and frugality, or to the piety which especially gives completion to the theoretic life, … Continue reading

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ON ABSTINENCE FROM ANIMAL FOOD –Porphyry μερος Z

(ΚΟΝΤΙΝΙΟΥΝΤ  ΦΡΟΜ  22/09/10) 41. For poetry also inflames the opinions of men, by employing a diction adapted to produce astonishment and enchantment, and not only allures the ears, but is also capable of procuring belief in things that are most … Continue reading

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