Heraclitus

This bust of Heraclitus, ca. 1700–⁠25, is attributed to Giacomo Antonio Ponsonelli

Image courtesy of the website of Sotheby’s

Πόλεμος πάντων μὲν πατήρ ἐστι, πάντων δὲ βασιλεύς, καὶ τοὺς μὲν θεοὺς ἔδειξε τοὺς δὲ ἀνθρώπους, τοὺς μὲν δούλους ἐποίησε τοὺς δὲ ἐλευθέρους.

– Heraclitus, Fragment Fifty-⁠Three

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