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  • "And in accepting theoretically old Strabo's grand dictum, _ouch oion agathon genesthai poieeteen mee pzotezon geneethenta anoza agathon_. Eh?"

    Julian Home

  • The word agathon (good), for example, is, as we were saying, a compound of agastos (admirable) and thoos (swift).


  • The word agathon (good), for example, is, as we were saying, a compound of agastos (admirable) and thoos (swift).


  • We are willing to have our passing whims exalted into passions, for this gratifies our vanity; but few of us understand or sympathize with the endeavour to ally the love of abstract beauty, and adoration of abstract good, the to agathon kai to kalon of the Socratic philosophers, with our sympathies with our kind.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • There are the words which are connected with agathon and kalon, such as sumpheron and lusiteloun, ophelimon, kerdaleon, and their opposites.


  • Good (agathon) is the name which is given to the admirable (agasto) in nature; for, although all things move, still there are degrees of motion; some are swifter, some slower; but there are some things which are admirable for their swiftness, and this admirable part of nature is called agathon.


  • All agree that love in spirits, yea partly in men, is in appetitu intellectivo, in the will, the intellectual appetite; and there defined to be thelein tini to agathon, β€œto will good to any one.”

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • Abandoning Bekker's punctuation and reading [Greek: mae agathon], yields a better sense.


  • [Greek: delon os oud allo ouden tagathon an eiae o meta tenos ton kath 'auto agathon airetoteron ginetai.]


  • The notion alluded to is that of the [greek: idea]: that there is no real substantial good except the [greek: auto agathon], and therefore whatever is so called is so named in right of its participation in that.



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