“NUMBER: Wisdom Above All Other”

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From the John Scully and C.J. Herington translation of Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound:

What’s more, for them I invented

NUMBER: wisdom

above all other.

And the painstaking, putting together of

LETTERS: to be their memory

of everything, to be their Muses’

mother, their


But above all, number. Thanks to Virginia Postrel for the pointer.

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