The date of such a work cannot be high: Croiset thinks it may belong to the period of Archilochus
I will describe around me a picture and shadow of virtue to be the vestibule and exterior of my house; behind I will trail the subtle and crafty fox, as Archilochus
, greatest of sages, recommends.
He was not alone, for with him were the two sons of Antenor, Archilochus
and Acamas, both skilled in all the arts of war.
Martial put me much in mind of Archilochus
- and Titus Livius was positively Polybius and none other."
There is a Greek poem by Archilochus
that includes the phrase "a fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing".
One is comprised largely of cataloging, such as those on Arab American poetry after 9/11 and on "Poems for Peace." These pieces are more crafted than "cataloging" suggests, more like Cornellian cabinetry, as the latter essay, for instance, juxtaposes Archilochus
and Sappho with Aharon Shabtai and Naomi Shihab Nye, among many others.
Constraints of space may have prevented the editors from including additional ancient sources, which could be multiplied almost ad infinitum: one might include passages cited from Archilochus
, Gorgias, Philodemus, Longinus, the Tractatus Coislinianus (if in fact that MS records an ancient source), and so on.
"A fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing," the Ancient Greek poet Archilochus
is said to have written.
(21,22) Mitochondria in the brain of healthy pigeons (iColumba livia) have been shown to produce lower levels of reactive oxygen species than those of mammals (23) and hummingbirds (Calypte anna, Calypte costae, Archilochus
colubris) have been shown not to produce AGEs in spite of blood glucose concentrations exceeding 800 mg/dL.
Among the topics are the Greek dialects in the palatial and post-palatial Late Bronze Age, whether Boeotian and its neighbors formed a central Helladic dialect continuum, the softening of obstruent consonants in the Macedonian dialect, aspect and modality in Thessalian official documents, and the dialect of Thasos and the transmission of Archilochus
to Aristotle," Hermes 126 (1998): 145-72.