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Ancient Greek Philosophy, 2nd Edition by Vijay Tankha

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ANAXAGORAS OF CLAZOMENAE

B1 Alike all things were, unlimited in number and smallness, for the small too was unlimited. And all things being alike, nothing was clear because of smallness, for everything was held down by air and aether, both being unlimited, for these are the greatest in the mixture of all things, both in respect of their number and greatness. (Simplicius, Physics 155.23)

B2 For air and aether are being separated off from the surrounding mass, for that which surrounds is unlimited in extent and in number. (Ibid. 155.30)

B3 Of the small there is no smallest part, but there is always a smaller (for it is not possible for what exists to become what is not) and also of the greatest there is always a greater. And it is equal in number ...

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