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Hesiod

fragment 1

Comm. on Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. v. 8

The verse, however [the slaying of Rhadamanthy], is in Hesiod in the Great Works and is as follows:

"If a man sow evil, he shall reap evil increase; if men do to him as he has done, it will be true justice."

fragment 2

Proclus on Hesiod, Works and Days, 126

Some believe that the Silver Race [is to be attributed to] the earth, declaring that in the Great Works Hesiod makes silver to be of the family of Gaia [Earth].

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