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  • A spokesscot for the paper said: We arena backin Labour, but we arena backin Cameron aither.

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  • A spokesscot for the paper said: We arena backin Labour, but we arena backin Cameron aither.

    Mentalists together again

  • (Fr. 10) ¦ how the earth and sun and moon/and the shared aither and the heavenly milk and Olympos/outermost and the hot might of the stars began/to come to be.

    Parmenides

  • An tu awl lurkez wich iz wurryed abowt nawt no-in ennywun, ai duznt noe ennywun aither, we canz hab inishul shainess folerd bai freedrinkz den allrownd hapines al togeder!

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  • Much of the advice is common to all of Greek ethical thought (e.g. honoring the gods and parents; mastering lust and anger; deliberating before acting, following measure in all things), but there are also mentions of dietary restrictions typical of early Pythagoreanism and the promise of leaving the body behind to join the aither as an immortal.

    Pythagoreanism

  • “Air” refers to aither, the upper, atmospheric air, rather than the air that we breathe here on earth.

    Empedocles

  • Empedocles says that flesh and blood are composed of approximately equal parts of earth, fire, water, and aither (B 98).

    Empedocles

  • Anaxagoras, however, scandalously misuses this name, taking aither as equivalent to fire.

    On the Heavens

  • And so, implying that the primary body is something else beyond earth, fire, air, and water, they gave the highest place a name of its own, aither, derived from the fact that it ‘runs always’ for an eternity of time.

    On the Heavens

  • I think that's who it was, or aither somebody had told the governor to do it, or the governor said that they ought to do it.

    Oral History Interview with William Dallas Herring, February 14, 1987. Interview C-0034. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

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