- I cannot approve of Heraclitus, who, being self-taught and arrogant, said, “I have explored myself.” Nor can I praise him for hiding his poem in the temple of Artemis, in order that it might be published afterwards as a mystery; and those who take an interest in such things say that Euripides the tragic poet came there and read it, and, gradually learning it by heart, carefully handed down to posterity this darkness of Heraclitus. Death, however, demonstrated the stupidity of this man; for, being attacked by dropsy, as he had studied the art of medicine as well as philosophy, he plastered himself with cow-dung, which, as it hardened, contracted the flesh of his whole body, so that he was pulled in pieces, and thus died.
Also, Heraclitus is the first philosopher Tatian ridicules. --Mn-z
21:38, September 2, 2010 (UTC)
Could you incorporate Guildy's suggestions already so we can feature this? Jeez what's taking so long --08:58, October 15, 2011 (UTC)