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These books have been lost in their entirety, but all kinds of fragments of them
have been preserved in quotations in later writers.33 In a similar way to Alcinous,
Numenius speaks of the 'first God', whom he also calls 'the Good', 'the One', 'the ...
judged by judges in the centre of the earth: for this Numenius refers to Plato.
However, he interprets him to say that this 'centre of earth' is somewhere in
heaven. The judges who have their seat there have the authority to allow the
souls to rise ...
In fr.52 (taken from Calcidius, Commentary on the Timaeus 295-299), Numenius
refers to Plato, Laws 896c and 897d, which speaks of a good and a bad soul of
the world. Numenius interprets the bad world soul as matter. 35. Fr. 35, where ...
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