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64 Testimonia 25. CLEMENT Miscellanies VI.32 Democritus was nicknamed Wisdom because of the many predictions he made from observation of the heavens. His brother Damasus looked after him kindly, and once from his observations of the stars he predicted heavy rain. They believed him and brought in the crops (though it was still summer, not yet threshing-time), but the others lost everything when a sudden, unexpected storm broke. [Cf. PLINY Natural History XVIII.78.341.] 26. PHILOSTRATUS Life of Apollonius VIII.7.8 What wise man do you think would shun a contest on behalf of such a city, remembering that Democritus once delivered the people of Abdera from famine, and bearing in mind Sophocles of Athens, who is said to have charmed unseasonable winds? 27. JULIAN Epistles 201 It is said that Democritus, being unable to console Darius for the death of his beautiful wife, promised to bring her back from the dead, if the king was willing to provide everything necessary. When he told him to spare nothing which he possessed, Democritus reaffirmed his promise, and then after a little said that everything necessary had been supplied, except one thing which he could not provide, but which Darius, the king of all Asia, could no doubt find without difficulty. And when Darius asked what this thing was which it was granted only to the king to know, Democritus said that if he could inscribe on his wife's tomb the names of three people who knew no grief, she would immediately return to life, constrained by the nature of the spell. And when Darius, after long pondering, was unable to find anyone who had not suffered some misfortune, Democritus laughed in his characteristic way and said 'Why then, most foolish of men, do you grieve just as if you alone had such sorrow, when you cannot find one who has ever lived who is without his own grief?' 28. PHILOSTRATUS Life of Apollonius VIII.7.14 Democritus laughs at all human affairs [Cf. CICERO De Oratore 11.58.235; HORACE Epistles II.1.194; JUVENAL X.33-4, 47-50; LUCIAN The Sale of Lives 13; SENECA On Anger II.10.5, On Tranquillity of Mind 15.2; STOBAEUS 111.20.53 (quoting SOTION, first century AD philosopher).] 29. CICERO Tusculan Disputations V.39.114 Democritus, having lost his sight, could not distinguish white from black; but he could certainly tell good from bad, just from unjust, useful

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