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Ancient Greek Philosophy, 2nd Edition by Vijay Tankha

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5

PARMENIDES OF ELEA

B2 Come then, I will tell you and you listen and take heed of the reportwhich routes of inquiry alone there are for thinkingone, that [it] is and that [it] is not possible for [it] not to beis the path of Persuasion (for it attends on truth)the other, that [it] is not and necessarily must not bewhich to you I declare to be a path wholly unknowablefor you could not recognise what is-not (that cannot be done)nor yet declare it (Proclus in Tim., Simplicius, Physics, 116)

B3 … for the same to think is and to be (Clement, Strom. vi.23)

B6 Necessarily speaking and thinking are of what-is, for it is possible to beBut nothing is not; these I ask you to consider;but from that route of inquiry first I restrain youand next from this, ...

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