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  • In this "Cephalus" especially, note the extreme equality and serenity of every outline.

    Lectures on Landscape Delivered at Oxford in Lent Term, 1871

  • When Cephalus characterizes justice as keeping promises and returning what is owed, Socrates objects by citing a case in which returning what is owed would not be just (331c).

    Plato's Ethics and Politics in The Republic

  • In Book One, the Republic's question first emerges in the figure of Cephalus.

    Plato's Ethics and Politics in The Republic

  • Cephalus to dwell in heaven for the love she bore him; yet these in heaven abide nor shun the gods 'approach, content, I trow, to yield to their misfortune.


  • These old men have no need of it, not necessarily because they are old, but because their passion for their lives is at one with their lives; either, as in the case of Cephalus, because his private passion is well spent and he is without rancor; or because, as in the case of the old forest creature, his passion remains in control of his old God, who was worthy of it.

    Rad Geek People’s Daily – 2008 – June – 26

  • But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Cephalus she bare a splendid son, strong Phaethon, a man like the gods, whom, when he was a young boy in the tender flower of glorious youth with childish thoughts, laughter-loving Aphrodite seized and caught up and made a keeper of her shrine by night, a divine spirit.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • : “I have come from Lysias the son of Cephalus, and I am going to take a walk outside the wall, for I have been sitting with him the whole morning; and our common friend Acumenus advises me to walk in the country, which he says is more invigorating than to walk in the courts.” —


  • If Cephalus was caught into the arms of one that was a goddess,7 Asclepius8 obtained yet greater honour.

    On Hunting

  • At his feet sat many a disciple, to whom he taught the mystery of hunting and of chivalry3 — to wit, Cephalus, Asclepius,

    On Hunting


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