Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.
You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Philosophy / Plato
English term or phrase:divine beginnings
"Now for divine beginnings there is a period comprehended by a perfect
number, and for mortal by the first in which augmentations dominating and
dominated when they have attained to three distances and four limits of the
assimilating and the dissimilating, the waxing and the waning, render all
things conversable and commensurable with one another, whereof a basal
four-thirds wedded to the pempad yields two harmonies at the third augmentation,
the one the product of equal factors taken one hundred times, the
other of equal length one way by oblong—one dimension of a hundred
numbers determined by the rational diameters of the pempad lacking one in
each case, or of the irrational lacking two; the other dimension of a hundred
cubes of the triad."
-Plato, The Republic, Book VIII, 546 B-D