Bīrūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad, Alberuni's India (v. 1)

(London :  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co.,  1910.)



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Accordingto some, she is Demeter, because she has the
ear of corn ; according to others, she is Tvxr]."

This is what Aratus says.

The following occurs in the third book of the Laws Quotation

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" The Athenian said : ' There have been deluges, dis¬
eases, disasters on earth, from which none has been
saved but herdsmen and mountaineers, as the remnants
of a race not practised in deceit and in the love of

" The Knossian said : ' At the beginning men loved
each other sincerely, feeling lonely in the desert of the
world, and because the world had sufficient room for
all of them, and did not compel them to any exertion.
There was no poverty among them, no possession, no
contract. There was no greed among them, and neither
silver nor gold. There were no rich people among
them and no poor. If we found any of their books,
they would afford us numerous proofs for all this.' "

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