"You will die if you jump and try to fly, for weight of your body will drag you down,
and you will crash on hard ground of sharp ... If you die, I will lose half of my soul,
then I will wander lost in empty world. ... Every wakening is a new resurrection, a
rising up from flashing light of fear, each time we leap up startled to our feet and
... Though my body made of atoms will die, spirit of my vision encased in words of
my long poem about nature of things will live in minds of readers many years,
Author: Surazeus Astarius
Hermead of Surazeus is an epic poem about the development of philosophy over 600 years in the lives and ideas of 26 of the greatest philosophers who contributed to the growth of civilization. This single volume edition presents in 126,680 lines of pentameter blank verse the tales of Hermes, Prometheus, Kadmos, Asklepios, Zethos Hesiodos, Thales, Anaximandros, Pythagoras, Herakleitos, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedokles, Leukippos, Philolaos, Demokritos, Aristokles Platon, Aristoteles, Demetrios Phalereus, Epikouros, Arkhimedes, Ktesibios, Eratosthenes, Krates, Hipparkhos, Philodemos, and Lucretius.