Ὥσπερ αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἡλίου μὴ ὄντος καυστικοῦ, ἀλλ' οὔσης ζωτικῆς καὶ ζωοποιοῦ θέρμης ἐν αὐτῷ καὶ ἀπλήκτου, ὁ ἀὴρ παθητικῶς δέχεται τὸ ἀπ' αὐτοῦ ϕῶς καὶ καυστικῶς· οὕτως οὖν ἁρμονίας οὔσης ἐν αὐτοῖς τινὸς καὶ ἑτέρου εἴδους ϕωνῆς ἡμεῖς παθητικῶς ἀκούομεν –> Just as although the Sun itself does not cause burning but has a heat in it that is life-giving, life-engendering, and mild, the air receives light from it by being affected and burned, so also although there is a certain harmony and a different kind of voice in them, we hear it by being affected.

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Ἄλλως γὰρ παρ’ αὐτῶν ἐνδίδοται, καὶ ἄλλως τὸ μεταλαμβάνον δέχεται. Ὥσπερ αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἡλίου μὴ ὄντος καυστικοῦ, ἀλλ’ οὔσης ζωτικῆς καὶ ζωοποιοῦ θέρμης ἐν αὐτῷ καὶ ἀπλήκτου, ὁ ἀὴρ παθητικῶς δέχεται τὸ ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ ϕῶς καὶ καυστικῶς· οὕτως οὖν ἁρμονίας οὔσης ἐν αὐτοῖς τινὸς καὶ ἑτέρου εἴδους ϕωνῆς ἡμεῖς παθητικῶς ἀκούομεν. → For it is transmitted by them in one way, but the recipient receives it in another. Just as although the Sun itself does not cause burning but has a heat in it that is life-giving, life-engendering, and mild, the air receives light from it by being affected and burned, so also although there is a certain harmony and a different kind of voice in them, we hear it by being affected.
(PDF) Hermias on the Vehicle of the Soul Platonic Interpretations: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies | John Finamore - Academia.edu


 

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